AAPC Healthcare Business News May 2018 | News | Patient Account Services

AAPC Healthcare Business News May 2018

May 4, 2018



Healthcare Business News - Medical Billing & Coding News | AAPC Knowledge Center



Advocacy to Change 31241's Pay to Outpatient

Advocates are seeking to convince the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to pay for outpatient care of patients receiving 31241 Nasal/sinus endoscopy, surgical; with ligation of sphenopalatine artery. The new code for 2018 was...


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Telemedicine Trends in Brief

Telemedicine allows patients who otherwise may not have access to specialized care to receive necessary services. Payers have begun to embrace telehealth services as a positive benefit for these patients, but providers must learn the telehealth...


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CCI Guidelines: A Wealth of Coding Information

The national Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) chapter guidelines are a great resource to find coding tips. To illustrate, here are three nuggets of coding knowledge found in just a single chapter (chapter 13) of the guidelines: Blood Draws from Venous...


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Prepayment Review Basics

Prepayment review can be a headache for medical providers and staff-and those headaches increase if you fail to follow through with the required reviews, or to correct any billing and coding problems identified. Here's a summary of what you need...


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Three Steps to Reducing Claim Denials

Increasing revenue requires communication, follow-through, and compliance. Healthcare insurance (commercial and government) is the main source of income for most providers. But insurance companies have a quirk: If you don't follow their rules, they...


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My AAPC Brings Membership To Your phone

Track an exam, register for a HEALTHCON course, and renew your membership with this new app. I realized I was up for AAPC membership renewal just the other day, and I couldn't do anything about it. I wasn't by my computer; I was in a waiting room and..


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