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Many programs evaluate their facility’s case mix index (CMI) on a regular basis, and many (
Heart failure is one of the top MS-DRGs, so Recovery Auditors have focused on identifying
AUGUST 27, 2014
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An automated Recovery Auditor review of discharge status codes identified improper payment
MAY 6, 2015
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ImproperICD-9-CM code assignment led to incorrect grouping of claims to MS-DRG 857 (postop
JULY 30, 2014
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Recovery Auditors have found that modifier misuse is resulting in underpayments to provide
MAY 28, 2014
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Bad news if your organization is still a little shaky on 2-midnight rule compliance. Quality Impr
DECEMBER 29, 2015
A Recovery Auditor review of claims from September 25, 2012, to August 30, 2013, found pro
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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Recovery Auditors found that 16% of Medicare CT scan claims from July 2011 to June 2012 ha
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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Recovery Auditors have identified numerous potential duplicate claims from Medicare Part B provid
OCTOBER 14, 2015
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MARCH 11, 2015
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There has been no recent recovery auditor activity. Recent Recovery Auditor activity
There has been no recent recovery auditor activity. Recent Recovery Auditor activity
There are no newly approved Recovery Auditor issues. Newly approved Recovery Auditor i
There are no newly approved Recovery Auditor issues. Newly approved Recovery Auditor issues
There are no newly approved Recovery Auditor issues. Newly approved Recovery Auditor issues
  Recent Recovery Auditor activity
  Recent Recovery Auditor activity
  Recent Recovery Auditor activity
  Newly approved Recovery Auditor issues
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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  ICD-10 Compliance: Converting to a new diagnosis coding system
  ICD-10 Compliance: Converting to a new diagnosis coding system
  What should your policy for coding compliance and ethics include?
Q: When I started as a coder, I learned that the complication code, such as from ICD-9-
JUNE 3, 2015
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The 2014 Medicare Compliance Forum (October 23–24) is the only seminar that will tea
Outpatient coding and billing errors led to more than half of all automated denials by Recovery
 No new items have been posted this week.  Recent Recovery Auditor activity
There are no new RAC issues this week. Recent Recovery Auditor activity
If a code is incorrectly assigned or a claim is rejected, HIM and
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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Become a pro at assigning, verifying, and auditing E/M codes. The
Q: An auditor recently reviewed our outpatient ED claims and told us that we canno
Q: An auditor recently told us to code two CPT® codes for a breast biopsy with plac
"[Recovery Auditors] are doing a really good job at identifyi
Recovery Auditors have uncovered incorrect secondary diagnoses in patients who underwent amputati
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS are currently under a code freeze as the industry prepares for ICD-10
MAY 6, 2015
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It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the volume of recovery auditor (RAC) requests and lose track
Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
JANUARY 1, 2015
Cardiovascular disease coding in ICD-10-CM will function very similarly to the way it does in ICD
MARCH 26, 2014
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Become a pro at assigning, verifying, and auditing E/M codes The
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
The new AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS cleared up some confusion regarding
Change in July 2015 update of quarterly HCPCS drug/biological code  
Due to the continued delay in awarding new Recovery Auditor (RA) contracts, CMS made modification
CMS designates certain procedures as inpatient-only, but identifies them using CPT codes (
MAY 7, 2014
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Q: We just underwent an audit and the auditor took charges off the claim saying that th
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
The 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum features a robust line-up of topics and speakers to address th
The 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum is the only seminar that will teach you how to respond to the
Join October 27–28 in Charleston, South Carolina, for the 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum. T
The 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum is the only seminar that will teach you how to respond to the
Join October 27–28 in Charleston, South Carolina, for the 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum. T
The 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum features a robust line-up of topics and speakers to address th
The 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum features a robust line-up of topics and speakers to address th
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a compr
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
CMS offered some clarity on what it considers to be a family of codes in ICD-10-CM.
Complete Online Resource and Educ
DECEMBER 17, 2014
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by Megan Herr Industry experts believe the use of outsourced coding will grow as
Ensure accurate and efficient ICD-10, HCPCS Level II and CPT coding in one fell swoop with the
Congratulations to Penka Dringova, CPC, CPMA, CCC, CEMC, CGIC, CGSC, CIMC, compliance anal
AUGUST 6, 2014
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By Steven Andrews Outpatient coding and billing errors lead to more than half of all au
MARBLEHEAD, Mass.--HCPro, Inc. has furthered expanded into the medical coding, reimbursement, com
JUNE 15, 2006
To report an unspecified code or to query, that is the question. And like so many coding question
Coding Clinic's Fourth Quarter 2013 issue focuses considerable attention on ICD-10-
Myth 1: ICD-10 includes too many codes  
Three university hospitals saw a doubling of Recovery Auditor audit activity from 2010–2011
MARCH 11, 2015
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Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
  The 2014 Medicare Compliance Forum, on October 23 and 24, is the only seminar th
OCTOBER 8, 2014
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Do you have questions about physician practice coding, reimbursement, safety, EHRs, compliance, H
Physician Practice Perspectives is filled with Medicare news, coding an
Coding for sepsis requires a strong knowledge of ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, as well as complete
DECEMBER 17, 2014
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Code claims accurately, prevent denials and secure every reimbursement dollar earned with the
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
Q: Do we have to put the ICD-10-CM Z3A.- weeks of gestation codes on every single encount
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
One Week until Medicare Compliance Forum-Here are the Top Reasons Why You Should Attend
ICD-10-CM includes 68,000 codes and ICD-10-PCS features 71,924 code choices. Scary numbers, right
The section of codes that expanded most in ICD-10-CM involves orthopedic injuries, especially fra
Managers should not assume that they can review every guideline, every item in Coding Clinic,
by: Megan Batty Home health coders could have 435 ICD-10-CM code changes to deal
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
The 2014 Medicare Compliance Forum is the only seminar that will teach you how to respond
Q: Is there a way to convince management that Security Rule compliance is just as importa
This will be a big year for audits between the new Recovery Auditors hitting the ground later t
Do you have questions about physician practice coding, reimbursement, safety, EHRs, compliance, H
Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday, July 29, as HIPAA compliance experts Margret Amatayakul,
The Life Safety Code® Field Guide for Healthcare Facilities is the perfect companion to your
JANUARY 8, 2019
by Megan Batty Code the fact that a patient was diagnosed as morbidly obese with
The changes to fracture coding in ICD-10-CM have received plenty of attention since coders first
ICD-10 is less than 15 days away. Can your staff code in ICD-10?  
SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
Join JustCoding at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Thursday, May 8, for the live 90-minute w
APRIL 30, 2014
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HCPro, a division of BLR, announced it has entered into a partnership with Coding Strategies, Inc
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
HIPAA training isn’t a one-time effort. To be in compliance, all new staff require HIPAA or
Greetings one and all from high above the 2012 Life Safety Code (LSC) compliance track w
JUNE 16, 2016
by Josh Poltilove and Megan Batty If you’re commonly assigning codes N39.0
Coding and billing for pregnancy brings unique challenges, including global pregnancy packages an
ICD-10 implementation and coding present plenty of challenges, especially when it comes to ICD-10
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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  Why are physician queries so critical to accurate documentation and coding? The an
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
JUNE 18, 2012
Q: Over the years I have heard differing opinions regarding whether clinical or coding exp
  Product Spotlight: Medicare Compliance Watch
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
  Skilled nursing facility compliance audit
AUGUST 26, 2016
Join us October 26 in Charleston, South Carolina, at the 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum Revenue I
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
JULY 12, 2012
Coders may find assigning codes for sepsis somewhat easier in ICD-
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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Use of claim adjustment reason (CARC) code 23 On November 14, CMS issued a transmi
In nearly two years since practices adopted the ICD-10 code set, billing and coding experts say t
Marblehead, MA -- HCPro, Inc., the industry leader compliance and management products and service
APRIL 28, 2008
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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By Steven Andrews Despite few recent code or rule changes in recent years, coders and H
DECEMBER 2, 2015
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In the rush to complete ICD-10 coding education, documentation improvement, and system updates, H
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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The musculoskeletal system saw the largest increase in the number of new codes in ICD-10-C
Coding and billing for pregnancy brings unique challenges, including global pregnancy packages an
OCTOBER 14, 2015
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A few days after JustCoding conducted
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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The changes to fracture coding in ICD-10-CM have received plenty of attention since coders first
OCTOBER 22, 2014
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SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
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Safe rooms for suicidal patients compliance-guide-joi
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Coders can breathe easy, because the codes for reporting diseases of the respiratory system (J00-
MARCH 19, 2014
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Coding tells a patient's story, based on the narrative the physician provides in his or her docum
Now that the CMS has adopted the 2012 Life Safety Code (LSC), safety experts are looking
AUGUST 31, 2016
In our intermittently continuing series on the (final!) adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code(r),
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers
DECEMBER 29, 2016
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FEBRUARY 10, 2003
Blogs from industry experts in healthcare that keep users up-to-date on the latest happenings in their fields.
  ICD-10 Compliance: Considering the impact of GEMs
AUGUST 7, 2015
  Introducing Medicare Compliance Watch and Medicare Insider Daily!
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
  Medicare Compliance Forum-Take advantage of throwback pricing!
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
  Best Practices for Ongoing Consolidated Billing Compliance
OCTOBER 16, 2015
  Medicare billing: A common compliance risk area
APRIL 15, 2016
  10 last-minute tips for PBJ compliance
  Care plans: How they affect compliance and reimbursement across the entire facility
OCTOBER 21, 2016
  New Medicare Compliance and Ethics Program Requirements
  Spice up your corporate compliance and ethics program with PEPPER
  Care plans: How they affect compliance and reimbursement across the entire facility
MARCH 23, 2018
  Compliance tip: The relationship between the assessment and the claim
  Consolidated billing stage-specific strategies for compliance
  CMS seeks billing specialists to participate in provider compliance focus group
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  Achieve accurate reimbursement and compliance with these best practices
NOVEMBER 9, 2018
  New member resource for your compliance & ethics program
DECEMBER 7, 2018
Pushback led federal officials to relax testing compliance deadlines If you haven&rsquo
SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
  ICD-10-CM updates pregnancy codes to
JUNE 10, 2015
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The section of codes that expanded most in ICD-10-CM involves orthopedic injuries, especially fra
AUGUST 13, 2014
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Case reminds safety managers to keep systems in compliance, even if enforcement loosens
MAY 18, 2017
ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS are currently under a code freeze as the industry prepares for ICD-10
ICD-10-CM will still allow coders to report unspecified codes. However, coders will not have th
DECEMBER 3, 2014
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ICD-10 coding: What to expect On July 31, HHS issued a rule
OCTOBER 1, 2014
NCCI guidelines for Part B Billing New coding requirements r
APRIL 9, 2014
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FEBRUARY 25, 2015
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Of all the Recovery Auditor denials, hospitals reported appealing about 50% with more than a 50%
compliance-guide-joint-commissions-patient-safety-systems-chapt
DECEMBER 28, 2015
HCPCS codes subject to and excluded from CLIA edits  On January 30
You already know that you need to be in compliance with the Life Safety Code(R)
MARCH 17, 2016
The top five reasons to attend the 2014 Medicare Compliance Forum The 2
  SNF diagnosis coding and payment
  473 changes: Cracking the code
OCTOBER 19, 2018
Adding modifiers to CPT® codes can bypass NCCI edits for Medicare payments,
JUNE 25, 2014
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  Bolster billing compliance: Implement a Medicare Part A triple-check process
  Compliance and the UB-04: How to identify risk areas and analyze provider information
AUGUST 21, 2015
  ICD-10 Compliance: ICD-10 Implementation date is just around the corner!
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
    Why having a robust compliance and ethics program will boost your botto
JANUARY 19, 2017
  SNFs found to be out of compliance with QRP requirements will receive letter from CMS
The 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum pairs leading Medicare experts with practicing provider
  Do you have questions about physician practice coding, reimbursement, safety,
Your facility is explored from top to bottom for life safety compliance when life safety surveyor
JANUARY 4, 2018
Your facility is explored from top to bottom for life safety compliance when life safety surveyor
SEPTEMBER 27, 2018
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, an
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
ICD-10-PCS codes consist of seven characters, each of which identifies a unique, specific piece o
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
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Editor's note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers y
APRIL 1, 2018
by Jan Milliman You’ve created a compliance program, but are you getting t
Q: Are records with only one MCC noted targeted by Recovery Auditors or other audit agenci
The 2014 Medicare Compliance Forum (October 23–24) is the only seminar that will tea
The 2014 Medicare Compliance Forum (October 23–24) is the only seminar that will tea
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers
DECEMBER 29, 2016
Coding ultrasound procedures in coding-sample-policies-and-form
JULY 22, 2015
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Continuation of systematic validation of payment group codes for PPS based on patient assessme
Continuation of systematic validation of payment group codes for PPS based on patient a
  How SNF diagnosis coding differs from other healthcare settings
AUGUST 28, 2015
JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHI
  Ongoing auditing for valid ICD-10 codes
DECEMBER 18, 2015
  Confused? G-Coding in a SNF: Functional Therapy
OCTOBER 21, 2016
  International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 Code Updates
DECEMBER 14, 2016
CPT has granted coders a new code, 58674 (laparoscopy, surgical, ablation of uterine fibroid(s),
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
  Part B Therapy Billing: Functional reporting and G-codes webcast
OCTOBER 13, 2017
  Are you up to speed on the new evaluation and reevaluation codes?
FEBRUARY 9, 2018
  ICD-10 FY2019 procedure codes and other CMS updates
  New Medicare cards: What's that square code?
  HCPCS codes used for SNF consolidated billing updated
  Are you billing Occurrence Code 22 correctly?
OCTOBER 12, 2018
  New HCPCS code, Q5110, effective October 1, 2018
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
As California hospitals rush toward seismic compliance, interesting technology is being introduc
DECEMBER 1, 2017
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers
MARCH 16, 2017
  Hospitals have long struggled under complicated guidelines for coding injection
JANUARY 7, 2015
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HCPro is seeking feedback on your rural health clinic billing and compliance training needs. Plea
Q: When I started as a CDI specialist, I learned that when a complication code, such as 99
JustCoding News: Inpatient will be off next week for the July 4 holiday, but we'll be back
JUNE 24, 2015
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Our life safety expert answers all your questions about facility compliance Editor&rs
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers
OCTOBER 1, 2018
APRIL 15, 2015
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A coding manager must be an effective team leader, efficiently balancing multiple responsi
AUGUST 20, 2014
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CMS releases October 2015 quarterly update of HCPCS drug/biological code changes
Aftercare, or Z codes, should not be used for conditions found in Chapter 19 of the ICD
Aftercare, or Z codes, should not be used for conditions found in Chapter 19 of the ICD-10-CM
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
Powered by HCPro’s coding experts, Coding Membership gives your staff full access to our in
CMS’ grace period for reporting families of ICD-10-CM codes is coming to a close. Physician
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
  Don't miss our quarterly webinar on Wednesday, April 18! Spice Up Your Compliance Program wit
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
MARCH 1, 2018
ICD-10-CM will still allow coders to report unspecified codes. However, coders will not ha
JUNE 17, 2015
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In a recent interview, Sue Bowman, AHIMA senior director of coding policy and compliance, and R
  The term “fetal distress” can be very misleading when coding for pre
MARCH 4, 2015
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  Change is right around the corner, so attend the 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum
Surveyors from CMS and The Joint Commission are taking an interest in dialysis compliance. That m
OCTOBER 1, 2018
Surveyors from CMS and The Joint Commission are taking an interest in dialysis compliance. That m
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
  A coding manager must be an effective team leader, efficiently balancing multipl
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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Documentation example in coding-sample-policies-and-form
MARCH 4, 2015
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JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHIA, CCS,
JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHI
JustCoding.com is looking for coders, coding managers, and HIM directors to participate in
  JustCoding.com is looking for coders, coding managers, and HIM directors to part
  Q: We are receiving denials for many of the new CPT® codes in
All of your coding education in one place! Powered by HCPro’s coding experts, Codin
Three university hospitals saw a doubling of Recovery Auditor (RAC) audit activity from 2010&ndas
Bolster billing compliance: Implement a Medicare Part A triple-check process
AUGUST 1, 2015
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
  The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp The Long-Term Care R
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-day co
OCTOBER 17, 2014
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers your questions a
AUGUST 1, 2018
Join JustCoding at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday, June 18, for the live 90-minute webcast,
MAY 14, 2014
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Join JustCoding at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday, June 18, for the live 90-minut
MAY 28, 2014
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Sample operative reports in coding-sample-policies-and-form
JUNE 11, 2014
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Join JustCoding at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday, June 18, for the live 90-minute webcast,
JUNE 11, 2014
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Have you started dual coding for ICD-9 and ICD-10? Two facilities shared their experiences during
  Crossword puzzle in coding-sample-policies-and
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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JustCoding’s Clinical Conditions Encyclopedia is the perfect reso
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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Over-identifying sepsis and failing to code sepsis when it is present are just two of the proble
ICD-10-CM training quiz in coding-sample-policies-and-fo
MARCH 18, 2015
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ICD-10-CM case study in coding-sample-policies-and-forms
MAY 27, 2015
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ICD-10-CM training tool in coding-sample-policies-and-fo
JUNE 10, 2015
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JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHI
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new "G" codes that
JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit is the essential resource for every ph
  Combing patient records for additional diagnosis codes reaps massive returns for Medicare Adv
SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
  CMS final rule makes changes to how physicians are paid, delays E/M coding reform
NOVEMBER 2, 2018
by Megan Batty Assign a code for a patient’s body mass index (BMI) only wh
The 2015 CPT® Manual includes changes to the Digestive section to align codes for
These codes play no part in supply reporting or payment. An agency reports supplies; it does not
What is the correct CPT® code for tenotomy of multiple tendons in the shoulder thr
OCTOBER 14, 2015
JUSTCODING
Starting Oct. 1, you’ll be able to select a specific ICD-10-CM code when a patient is in re
Many of the code changes in the 2014 CPT® Manual Radiology section f
There will be no issue of JustCoding News: Outpatient published the week of October 15. The next
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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JustCoding News: Outpatient will not publish next week. JustCoding News: Inpatient will publish a
MARCH 25, 2015
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Q: I have a question about reporting drug tests to CMS for CPT® codes th
Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-9-CM codes for poisoning
JULY 29, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features CPT® codes fo
AUGUST 5, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-9-CM codes for other dis
AUGUST 12, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for
OCTOBER 7, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for diseases
OCTOBER 14, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for malign
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for disord
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
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ICD-10-CM simplifies coding for sepsis provided the physician completely and accurately documents
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for spondy
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for dise
DECEMBER 2, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for intest
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for benign
DECEMBER 9, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for genera
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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After a five-year code freeze, the ICD-10 classification system will be back on a regular cycle f
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers your questions a
JULY 1, 2018
By Megan Batty It’s not necessary to assign additional codes for s
by: Megan Batty A total of 473 code changes will take effect on Oct. 1, includin
NOVEMBER 13, 2013
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JustCoding.com is looking for coders to participate in a focus group to help us determine
MAY 28, 2014
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JustCoding.com is looking for coders to participate in a focus group to help us determine
JUNE 4, 2014
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  A new query in our coding-sample-policies-
MARCH 25, 2015
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AUGUST 5, 2015
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OCTOBER 14, 2015
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After a year of anticipation, Joint Commission surveyors finally started checking for compliance
The basics of what you need to know to stay in compliance with the LSC
DECEMBER 15, 2016
Take an in-depth look at coding, documentation, and querying for acute kidney injury (AKI). Durin
APRIL 8, 2015
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Take an in-depth look at coding, documentation, and querying for acute kidney injury (AKI). Durin
MARCH 25, 2015
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Taxonomy codes play a very important role in medical billing and credentialing for providers or
You’ll soon have 71 new codes to capture varying severities of non-pressure chronic ulcers
by Megan Batty Starting Oct. 1, coding guidelines will no longer allow for a con
APRIL 30, 2014
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Sample case studies in coding-sample-policies-and-forms"
AUGUST 6, 2014
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OCTOBER 29, 2014
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FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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A new CPT® code for arthrodesis, a joint fusion technique to relieve pain,
Anemia case examples in coding-sample-policies-and-forms
JUNE 24, 2015
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Interventional radiology is a perpetually challenging area of coding. In this 90-minute we
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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CMS approved a new specialty designation code that will help the agency distinguish between diffe
DECEMBER 13, 2016
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-day course that wi
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
OCTOBER 3, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
OCTOBER 9, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
OCTOBER 24, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
OCTOBER 31, 2014
In addition to extensive drug testing code changes in the CPT® Manual
When coders run into a tough coding question, they often look for guidance in the AHA’s
Are you currently dual coding to prepare for ICD-10 implementation? Or are you double coding? D
Code the patient’s injury — such as a frac-ture, a laceration or a burn — and
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers
MAY 18, 2017
  When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes Oct
MAY 14, 2014
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Placeholders are a new concept in ­ICD-10-CM. ICD-10-CM codes can be up to seven characters i
  Join us at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, to learn about the important CPT code c
A change CMS made Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrRel
Would you be willing to pay an additional cost for a code lookup tool as part of your JustCoding
JUNE 3, 2015
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Would you be willing to pay an additional cost for a code lookup tool as part of your JustCoding
JUNE 10, 2015
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CMS implemented two new CPT® Category III codes originally introduced by th
Q: I have a question regarding a National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit. I report
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the lists of HCPCS codes that
Editor’s note: “Coding corner” is a monthly column written by Joan L.
Q: When coding excision of a breast mass with needle localization using stereotactic gu
MARCH 19, 2014
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Q: We are coding for pain management procedures and have been doing dual coding in ICD-9-CM an
JULY 9, 2014
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JUNE 25, 2014
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SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
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FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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How would we code a trip and fall over a cat in ICD-10? You wou
JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit is the essential resource for every ph
JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit is the essential resource for every ph
Editor’s note: This week’s Inside story is from the “Coding corner” colum
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for pneumonia due to E. coli?  
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Orthopedic coding, for both CPT procedure and diagnosis codes, remains challenging due to
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for hepatic sclerosis? A) K74.0 B) K74.1
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a cracked tooth?   A) 5
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for hypogalactia?   a. O92
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What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for a right shoulder tendon Excision using an open approach?
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What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for Transfusion of autologous bone marrow into a peripheral
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for hepatoblastoma?   A) C22.0
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for Briquet’s disorder? A) F45.0 B
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for sodoku?   a. A25.0
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for donovanosis? A) A51.1 B) A55
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for an aneurysm of the iliac artery? a. I72.0
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Continue to code a pressure ulcer treated with a skin graft as a pressure ulcer that’s unst
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Hit by a truck? Bit by a duck? There’s an ICD-10-CM code for that, and we’ll h
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Code category Y93 in ICD-10-CM provides coders with many activities to identify what exactly the
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ICD-10-PCS coding is different than anything inpatients coders have done in the past. The root op
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The added specificity for reporting diagnoses with ICD-10-CM affects the majority of codes, bu
Coders will find 50 new codes in ICD-10-PCS for 2016, according to
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One of the challenging aspects of coding arthroplasties is determining whether the procedu
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Without Congressional action earlier this year, U.S. coders would now be using ICD-10-CM codes to
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Code this as a complication of the joint replacement surgery with M96.840 (Postprocedural hematom
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for wasting syndrome? A) R61 B)
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for aphasia? A) R47.01 B) R47.02 C)
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Q: We're wondering about how to use CPT® code 73225 (magnetic resonance
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for motion sickness?   A) 9
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for Pasteurellosis?   A) 02
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a left bundle branch hemiblock? a. 426.11 b
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for an infected blister on the chest wall? a. 910.3
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Despite gains in compliance and security potentially linked to industry emphasis on the HI