Tag Archives: medical billing

Healthcare Professionals – Looking For Free CEUs?

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services just released this weeks MLN Connects Provider News and there is a LOT of information to check out whether you are a participating or non-participating provider, medical coder/ biller or staff member working … Continue reading

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Interested in the NEW codes for ICD-10?

Well, October 1, 2014 has come and gone and most of us have successfully made the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.  Sure, there have been bumps along the way and new challenges seem to pop up every now and then … Continue reading

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How to Guarantee Clean Claims With ICD-10

IMPROVE YOUR DOCUMENTATION AND READ THE ICD-10 GUIDELINES.  That really is the key to surviving the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.  This process does not involve learning a new way to actually code – you follow the same steps as … Continue reading

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Will this study help Medical Billers and Coders get claims paid?

Medical billers and coders spend quite a bit of their day posting charges and payments or calling insurance companies to check status.  Does anyone actually know how long it takes to get the claim paid?  We all have an idea … Continue reading

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EMR & HIPAA – A Guest Blog Post

Why Do People Find ICD-10 So Amusing?

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Where do you stand on a possible ICD-10 delay?

AHIMA held a virtual rally on Twitter today to raise awareness about another impending delay on ICD-10.  Excellent points and questions were shared by all who participated – kudos for showing your support to vote against H.R. 4302! My hope … Continue reading

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Vote AGAINST H.R. 4302

Copy this pic and email, tweet, send and share with your senators before Monday’s vote! Not sure how to reach them?  AHIMA provides their phone numbers here and clicking here is a site which offers direct links to their individual websites, … Continue reading

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Delaying ICD-10 is basically enabling those who won’t step up…

What would you say to a friend or family member who continues to support someone who doesn’t try, refuses to do “the right thing” and procrastinates time and time again at the expense and sacrifice of others?  You would say … Continue reading

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ICD-10 Delay? NO WAY!

My day actually started late last night when I closed my books after studying ICD-10-CM Guidelines, Conventions and coding scenarios for yet another day.  I closed my eyes while promising myself that when I woke up, I’d review a couple … Continue reading

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Why Cheat Sheets Should be Illegal for ICD-10-CM Coders

How many times have medical billers or coders in private practice offices relied on the infamous “cheat sheet” to get their job done? Oh, if only I had a dollar for every “cheat sheet” I reviewed that was outdated, incomplete … Continue reading

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