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Home health sees decline in readmission ratesb> The Alliance for Home Health Quality
William K. Cors, MD, MMM, FACPEb>, chief medical quality officer at Pocono Heal
DECEMBER 1, 2014
About 25% of agencies say turnover is the single biggest non-regulatory challenge to clinician p
Boston firefighters responded to a lab fire at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in the Brighton area of t
JUNE 30, 2016
“I don't think it is the demands of being a physician—responding to a code, consider
JANUARY 21, 2016
As the nation has followed the back and forth effort to pass a massive stimulus bill, there has b
Q: >What information do you have about physician response to ICD-10-PCS? I am g
Q: We are have a debate about reporting sinus stents. Specific HCPCS C codes represent
Hospice Final Rule for 2017 raises paymentsb>  
JULY 31, 2016
In recent years, more than a third of MSP Salary Survey respondents said their highest leve
Medical Records Briefingb> found
JULY 29, 2015
JUSTCODING
More responses yield clearer pay p
October CY 2015 quarterly update to the Medicare physician fee schedule datab
The Inside Scoop on Additional Development Requests (ADRs)b> W
Q:> Can CDI programs use information on ambulance forms or trip tickets to abstract from if
Q:> I have seen documentation of oliguric renal failure and non-oliguric renal failure. Wha
Q: I have a question about reporting drug tests to CMS for CPT® codes th
Insights into patient safety cultureb> b>AHRQ's survey of medical off
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
Q:> Is there a new way to report MIST Therapy® in 2014?&
The top five reasons to attend the 2014 Medicare Compliance Forumb> The 2
Medical Records Briefingb> is conducting a benchmarking survey on electroni
Starting Oct. 1, 2017, you’ll be able to capture the severity of non-pressure chronic ulcer
The RAC Toolkit for Physician Practicesb> is your practice’s answer to t
“Winchester control to all units, respond to 620 Washington Street for the motor vehicle
OCTOBER 23, 2014
Q:> Is the statement “please document in a progress note to capture the severity of i
Sixty percent of U.S. adults would rather search online for treatments for non-life threat
APRIL 16, 2015
Q: Is CMS adding any items with pass-through status for 2016? We are starting to look at rei
Non-enforcement of supervision requirements for certain therapeutic services for critical
CMS releases October 2015 I/OCE specificationsb> On August 14, CMS releas
Update to surety bond collection proceduresb> On May 16, CMS released a change request
Q: Did CMS grant pass-through status for any new devices in April? b>
JustCoding> conducted
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: Our radiology department is requesting that we add a new modifier to their charge descrip
Follow bylaws as precisely as possible to avoid
CMS issues change request for lumbar decompression coverageb> On May 16,
Update to surety bond collection proceduresb> b> >
CMS allows contractors to use alternate medical documentation to ID illegible signaturesb>
Q: We are receiving rejections for HCPCS codes J0365 (injection, aprotonin, 10,000 kiu)
Editor’s Note:b> >The following job posting is an excerpt
Q: When coding a drop in hematocrit (790.01, precipitous drop in hematocrit), does it need to
MARCH 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
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Using new combination codes for myelography with injectionb> b>Q: A phys
CMS updates CERT treatment of power mobility devices and ambulance transport claims b
Q&A: How to respond to the WHO’s top 12 superbugs list
Medical Records Briefing (MRB) b>newsletter is conducting its benchmarking sur
The 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum is the only seminar that will teach you how to respond to the
The 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum is the only seminar that will teach you how to respond to the
by Josh Poltilove Revisit best practices for responding to the OASIS item involv
July update to the calendar year (CY) 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Databaseb>
Reporting laboratory tests with 2015's new CPT codes b> b>Q:
CMS releases July 2014 Quarterly Average Sales Price (ASP) Medicare Part B Drug Pricing Files
According to 49.8% of 592 survey respondents, the majority of CDI programs continue to be housed
Common challenges, key solutions b> Editor's note: This article was wr
MARCH 17, 2016
Although the House overwhelmingly passed b
Q: How specific does the physician have to be for the location of the acute myocardial infarct
OCTOBER 22, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q: We recently had attending physicians send back queries with responses by the physician as
DECEMBER 2, 2015
JUSTCODING
This week, the Leapfrog Group, a non-profit group that collects and reports data on hospital safe
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
  Seven tips for reviewing and responding to PEPPER reports
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
Q: We have started receiving an edit for our pain management procedures reported with C
EHR implementation 2010 b>b>survey results: What you have b>
Q: We are receiving denials for many of the new CPT® codes in
Medical Records Briefing (MRB)b> is conducti
Medical Records Briefing (MRB)b> is conduc
Medical Records Briefing (MRB)
CMS updates contractor instructions for enrollment and re-enrollment applications b>
Q: Our charge description master (CDM) manager wants to remove the code for denileukin
Editor’s Note:b> >The following job posting is an excerpt
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Q: A patient is admitted with a high white blood count, tachycardia, tachypnea, and chi
APRIL 23, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS updates contractor instructions for enrollment and re-enrollment applications b>
Leadership equation: 7C + 1 = successb> Part 3b: Increasing communication
NOVEMBER 1, 2013
Q: We have a patient with chronic severe low back pain, etiology unknown, on MS C
MAY 27, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: Did CMS add any new codes for drugs that have pass-through status this mon
CMS posts July update to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Databaseb> On June 6, CMS rel
Recent studies confirm that non-medical reading can combat burnout by increasing empathy and decr
JANUARY 24, 2019
Quarterly ASP Medicare Part B drug pricing files released b> On April 25,
The 2015 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey results show that 40% of respondents are paid on an
JUNE 19, 2015
CMS updates contractor instructions for enrollment and re-enrollment applications  
Medicare Advantage Q&A with Diane Brownb> b>QWe have chro
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
New pass-through items in 2016b> b>Q: Is CMS adding any items with pass-thr
April 2015 Integrated OCE (I/OCE) specifications version 16.1b>  
Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Program treatment of power mobility device (PMD
by J’non Griffin Old patterns of thinking about the kinds of services pati
Bilateral procedures may have been incorrectly paidb> On June 30, CMS released MLN
Modifying the Daily Common Working File (CWF) to Medicare Beneficiary Database (MBD) Fi
CMS releases April 2015 I/OCE specifications b> On March 13, CMS released
A step-by-step approach to systemwide ch
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
Q: Do you have any tips for coding fractures in ICD-10-CM? We’re a little worried
AUGUST 26, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: We received a denial for services based on medical necessity. A Comprehens
Q: In terms of coding blood transfusions, does the documentation of which intravenous (IV) s
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
JUSTCODING
Virginia> Meets Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Chippenham Hospital, in Ro
Consolidated billing Q&A with Janet Potterb> Editor's n
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Contractors given discretion to deny 'related' claimsb> On August 8, CMS
CMS releases April 2015 I/OCE specifications b>On March 13, CMS released a notification to p
CMS updates interest rate for Medicare overpayments and underpaymentb> 
Q: We had a question regarding documentation in a record of SIRS due to acute peritonit
MAY 21, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q: Where can I find out more about new drugs or biologicals with pass-through status be
CMS solidifies a fix to the COT OMRA policy in 2015 final ruleb>
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
Q: A few days into the patient’s stay, an order for a Foley catheter was placed f
JUNE 18, 2014
JUSTCODING
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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Of the more than 300 individuals who responded to a recent ACDIS Website Poll, most CDI professio
Medical Records Briefing (MRB) b>newsletter is conducting its benchmarking sur
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APRIL 15, 2015
JUSTCODING
APRIL 8, 2015
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MARCH 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
Editor’s Note:b> The following job posting is an excerpt from the 
On average, how many hours do you spend each week on non-coding tasks, such as querying, training
MARCH 18, 2015
JUSTCODING
On average, how many hours do you spend each week on non-coding tasks, such as querying, training
MARCH 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
Editor’s Note:b> The following job posting is an excerpt from the 
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  CMS reduces reimbursement by 13% for non-emergency BLS ambulance transports to and from renal
APRIL 20, 2018
CMS revises signature requirementsb> On July 24, CMS released a change re
Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Program treatment of power mobility device (PMD) and
Include diagnosis codes on the HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS) 270/271 Tran
Puerto Ricob>> b>Carmen Y. Ibarrondo and Sandra E. Cruz host the first CDI networ
Notice of new interest rate for Medicare overpayments and underpaymentb>
Notice of new interest rate for Medicare overpayments and underpaymentb>
CMS provides examples of claims that are relatedb> On August 8, CMS released a change
Modifying the Daily Common Working File (CWF) to Medicare Beneficiary Database (MBD) Fi
CMS is proposing to set payments for certain services performed by non-exempt off-campus provider
Ready for ICD-10?b> Ensure your facility's training is on t
NPDB Guidebook changes could mean shifts in reportable actions b>
by Josh Poltilove Ensure clinicians fully understand how to respond to M2003 (Me
Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE) and Bilateral Proceduresb> b> >
Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specificsb> Editor's
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
Claims that are relatedb>   On August 8, CMS released a
Implementation of NACHA operating rules for healthcare electronic funds transfers b>
NCCI guidelines for Part B Billingb> New coding requirements r
CMS’ 2014 final rule clarified its position that categories of non-physician practitioners
Q: “I do the OSHA training for eight large ophthalmology clinics in the
Clarification to Pub. 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual Regarding Antigens
Clarifications made to the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual and Medicare Progra
  Of the more than 300 individuals who responded to a recent
Q: We are having a lot of issues in moving laboratory testing to a 14X bill type w
Clearing up MA HIPPS codes on claimsb> An explanation is in or
OCTOBER 1, 2014
Clarification to Medicare Benefit Policy Manual regarding antigens and deletion of Sect
AHA posts letter on 2-midnight policy and potential short-stay payment solutionsb>&nb
Taking the mystery out of consolidated billingb> In the Balanc
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Responding to training verifications is an increasingly difficult task for program directors and
JUNE 13, 2019
Influenza vaccine payment allowance updateb> On September 3, CM
When a picture IS worth a thousand wordsb> One of the things I
Yale New Haven Hospital's nurse SWAT team goes beyond just responding to changes in patie
MARCH 24, 2016
APRIL 9, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS releases October 2015 quarterly update of HCPCS drug/biological code changesb>
Termination of the Common Working File ELGA, ELGH, HIQA, HIQH, and HUQA Part A Provider Querie
MARCH 26, 2014
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 8, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q: Can CDI programs use the information on ambulance forms or trip tickets to abstract from if
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
Two strategies for holding physicians accountable
Termination of the Common Working File ELGA, ELGH, HIQA, HIQH, and HUQ
To clarify and correct existing instructionsb> On September 19, CMS relea
DECEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS updates influenza vaccine payment allowanceb>  On September 3, C
CMS and AMA announce efforts to ease transition to ICD-10 for providersb>
By James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIPb> The physician documented “encephalopathy&
MARCH 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
MARCH 5, 2014
JUSTCODING
The 2014 Medicare Compliance Forum is the only seminar that will teach you how to respond
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
JUSTCODING
Third quarter 2015 notice of new interest rate for Medicare overpayments and underpayments pos
Medicare Shared Systems modifications necessary to capture various HIPAA comp
Waiting for the final rule? Here’s a checklist to prepareb
Best practices for managing online criticismb> b>Keep calm and don't
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
DECEMBER 2, 2015
JUSTCODING
The 2015 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey revealed that respondents are working more hours per
JUNE 5, 2015
CMS clarifies treatment of extracorporeal photopheresisb>  On August
Meaningful innovation: Moving past the ­buzzword b> by Patrick Pianez
NOVEMBER 1, 2013
Red hot PEPPERs: Why SNFs should access their 2015 reports next monthb>
You’ll soon have 71 new codes to capture varying severities of non-pressure chronic ulcers
Q: We are looking at hardcoding modifier -59 (distinct procedural service) to
Physician Quality Reporting System 2013 reporting year and 2015 payment adjustment for
To better understand what patients and first responders experience before arriving to the emergen
JANUARY 20, 2017
A new query in our
MARCH 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
October 2014 update of the ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment systemb>
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
Medicare Boot Camp®—b>Utilization Review Version
Extracorporeal photopheresisb>   On August 22, CMS relea
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS releases ICD-10 conversion update for NCDsb> On March 6, CMS released
Slightly less than half of nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA) responding to
AUGUST 26, 2015
JUSTCODING
AHA posts letter on 2-midnight policy and potential short-stay payment solutions b>On Februa
Two-midnight policy and potential short stay payment solutionsb>  
Medicare Shared Systems modifications necessary to capture various HIPAA-compliant fieldsb>
by Kirsten Dize When responding to pressure ulcer items on the OASIS, clinicians
A new query in our
APRIL 22, 2015
JUSTCODING
A new query in our
APRIL 8, 2015
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A new white paper in our S
MARCH 11, 2015
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FEBRUARY 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
A new query in our
JUNE 3, 2015
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A sample book chapter in our
JUNE 17, 2015
JUSTCODING
CMS clarifies coverage of extracorporeal photopheresisb>  On August
To clarify and correct existing instructionsb>   On Sept
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Experts say that revamping insufficient care practices will become increasingly urg
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
CMS 2015 SNF PPS final rule to increase payments to skilled nursing facilitiesb>
OCTOBER 1, 2014
Q:> Is it is okay to alter, add to, or take back a query form after the physician answers i
Q:> I am the only CDI specialist in our 150-bed facility. I have held the position for thr
Medicare Boot Camp®—b>Utilization Review Version
Medicare Boot Camp®—b>Utilization Review Version b> >
Q: Do any general guidelines exist for queries on outpatient services? We are beginning
OCTOBER 29, 2014
JUSTCODING
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
Simulation training moves into new
OCTOBER 1, 2014
The majority of respondents to Merritt Hawkins’
MAY 24, 2019
  Part B Outpatient Therapy Q&A
  Billing for pneumococcal pneumonia, influenza virus, and Hepatitis B vaccines
  Part B Therapy Billing: Functional reporting and G-codes webcast
OCTOBER 13, 2017
  Updated 2018 Medicare Part B physician fee schedule in effect
MARCH 16, 2018
  Understand the SNF UB-04 data elements for Part B billing
AUGUST 31, 2018
  CMS releases 2019 Medicare Parts A&B premiums and deductibles
OCTOBER 19, 2018
  Frequently asked questions about Medicare Part B
NOVEMBER 30, 2018
Common consolidated billing issues facing SNFsb> Consolidated
Due to popular demand, we’ve added another Medicare Boot Campb>®
Due to popular demand, we’ve added another Medicare Boot Camp®—Utiliz
Respondents to HCPro’s 2015 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey reported working more hours
MARCH 4, 2016
Q:> Could you please explain unrelated surgical procedure DRGs? Also can you explain h
ICD-10 implementation has gone smoothly for approximately 80% of attendees who responded to a s
DECEMBER 2, 2015
JUSTCODING
Due to popular demand, we’ve added another Medicare Boot Camp®—Utiliz
Due to popular demand, we’ve added another Medicare Boot Camp®—Utiliz
Due to popular demand, we’ve added another Medicare Boot Camp®—Utiliz
Due to popular demand, we’ve added another Medicare Boot Camp®—Utiliz
Due to popular demand, we’ve added another Medicare Boot Camp®—Utiliz
A new query in our
MAY 6, 2015
JUSTCODING
AUGUST 27, 2014
JUSTCODING
Site-neutral payments recommended for IRFs and SNFsb> b>MedPA
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: I work in ambulance billing. I know that under Original Medicare, many non-emergen
MARCH 27, 2015
Insurer-provider discord mounts over new HIPPS code requirement b>
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
Supreme Court decision narrows the requirements for physician
Public Citizen report cites problems with NPDB and OIG exclusi
Q: I am auditing a note for a b>>fusion. The note lacks detail, therefore
MARCH 5, 2014
JUSTCODING
Medicare Boot Camp®—b>Utilization Review Version
The aging physician: Some practical tips b> by William K. Cors
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
by Josh Poltilove Ensure sound protocols are in place for how to respond when an
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
JUSTCODING
AUGUST 5, 2015
JUSTCODING
AUGUST 26, 2015
JUSTCODING
No. I recommend you continue with utilizing non-clinicians in intake. You need to provide the rig
Match quality of care with respect when treating LGBTQ patients  b
Kimberely K. Graham, CPC, CPC-H, b>codin
OCTOBER 29, 2014
JUSTCODING
Medicare Boot Camp—b>>Utilization Review Versionb>> is an i
Q: Did CMS make any changes to skin substitutes for October?b> b> 
  Top problems SNFs encounter when billing for Part B outpatient therapy units
DECEMBER 4, 2015
On November 24, the OIG posted a report stating that Medicare Part B and its beneficiaries paid $
DECEMBER 15, 2015
1. b 2. d 3. b 4. a 5. c   Staff trai
  CMS published additional instructions for processing updated Part B therapy claims
MARCH 30, 2018
1. b 2. c 3. a 4. d 5. b   Staff trainer answer key
  GAO: New payment rates for Part B lab tests may lead to billions in overpayments
DECEMBER 14, 2018
Don’t leave money on the table! Master Medicare rules for reimbursement with the
Don’t leave money on the table! Master Medicare rules for reimbursement with the
Don’t leave money on the table! Master Medicare rules for reimbursement with the
Don’t leave money on the table! Master Medicare rules for reimbursement with the
Don’t leave money on the table! Master Medicare rules for reimbursement with the
Don’t leave money on the table! Master Medicare rules for reimbursement
Hospital Safety Insiderb> from last
APRIL 2, 2015
JULY 22, 2015
JUSTCODING
Special Re
OCTOBER 7, 2015
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Special Reports a
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
Does your organization have a utilization management ­committee?b> Did y
NOVEMBER 1, 2013
Patient safety b> b>
FEBRUARY 21, 2014
1. d 2. b 3. b 4. a 5. a 6. b 7. a 8. a
Posttest Answers 1. d 2. b 3. d 4. c 5. d 6. d
1. a 2. c 3. b 4. a, b, c, e 5. blood supply (or blood flow)
JUNE 18, 2014
JUSTCODING
In the 2015 MSP Salary Survey, 33% of respondents said they oversee other departments/services. T
A survey of 3,395 students at 10 medical schools found that 90% of respondents believed that phys
MAY 19, 2017
National Provider Callsb> Medicare Sh
National Provider Callsb> Medicare Shared Savin
National Provider Callsb> Medicare Shared Savin
APRIL 15, 2015
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MARCH 18, 2015
JUSTCODING
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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MAY 27, 2015
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JUNE 24, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for hepatic sclerosis? A) K74.0 B) K74.1
AUGUST 5, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for osteonecrosis due to previous trauma of the left radius?b
AUGUST 12, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for Briquet’s disorder? A) F45.0 B
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for donovanosis? A) A51.1 B) A55
DECEMBER 9, 2015
JUSTCODING
Medicine from afarb> How one critical access hospital turned to telemedicine to be
NOVEMBER 1, 2013
Training to respond specifically to active shooters is now a standard part of security plans at m
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
When Milwaukee police responded to the neonatal unit at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, officer
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
Thank you to everyone who responded to my request last week. As you may recall, I’m in the
MARCH 31, 2017
Connolly posts two new issues in two categoriesb> Connolly posted two new
CMS' star rating system for nursing homes on shaky groundb> b
DECEMBER 1, 2014
A police officer was shot and killed Monday by an armed suspect while he was responding to
APRIL 2, 2014
At least five people were “killed” Tuesday morning – including a respond
MAY 1, 2014
An Amber Alert and vigilant social media users who responded to a post on Facebook are bei
JUNE 5, 2014
CDI salaries increased dramatically in 2015, according to nearly 800 respondents to the recently
 > b>MEDCAC Meeting - Molecular Pathol
Long-term care professionals might want to opt for non-aspirin pain relievers for resident
“It's important for medical students or residents with non-physician partners to foster oth
APRIL 27, 2018
CMS releases fourth version of related claims transmittalb> On September
Kimberly Farley, CPC, CPC-H, CHO
MARCH 26, 2014
JUSTCODING
Case Management Monthly b>subscriber,   The challenges h
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Trustees’ report shows Medicare solvent to 2030b> b> >
Q: I have a question about billing infusion/injections in the ED prior to a decision for sur
JULY 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q: I have seen documentation of oliguric renal failure and non-oliguric renal failure. What is th
OCTOBER 21, 2015
JUSTCODING
MARCH 19, 2014
JUSTCODING
Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS,b> director of coding and
HIM S
JUNE 25, 2014
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JULY 23, 2014
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AUGUST 6, 2014
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AUGUST 20, 2014
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SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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OCTOBER 29, 2014
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Medicare Shared Savings Pr
MARCH 18, 2015
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MARCH 4, 2015
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Special Reports and
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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MAY 27, 2015
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JUNE 10, 2015
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JUNE 24, 2015
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APRIL 2, 2014
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MARCH 19, 2014
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CGI Posts one new issueb> CGI posted one new issue in one category to its
APRIL 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for wasting syndrome? A) R61 B)
MAY 14, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for aphasia? A) R47.01 B) R47.02 C)
JULY 9, 2014
JUSTCODING
AUGUST 20, 2014
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OCTOBER 1, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a left bundle branch hemiblock? a. 426.11 b
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
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APRIL 8, 2015
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MARCH 11, 2015
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Answer key ANSWERS 1. d 2. d 3. b 4. c 5. a
OIG acting deputy inspector general testifies about Medicare mismanagementb>
Briefings on HIPAA 2014 indexb> b> > b>Au
“>Medical residents are, or should be, in the process of becoming ex
AUGUST 8, 2014
APRIL 15, 2015
JUSTCODING
Medicare Shared Savings Pr
“>ABIM clearly got it wrong. We launched programs that weren't ready
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Special
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
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Q: >I was reviewing a case with one of our CDI specialists this morning. Briefl
Copyright statement
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
Claims that are relatedb>   On September 12, CMS release
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
Claims that are relatedb> On September 12, CMS released a fourth version
Internal auditing strategies for ongoing ICD-10 successb> E
AUGUST 1, 2015
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
JUSTCODING
Congratulations to this week’s winner, Terri Cappello, LPN, CPC, COC, CDI specialist B
JUNE 17, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: > When a Part A resident exhaust their Part A days and needs continued thera
Q: Is CMS going to start accepting new Category III CPTb>®>
ICD-10-CM/PCS Coordination and Maintenan
Charging two initial infusionsb> b>Q: A patient comes in for an infusion of a
Dear readers, Thank you to everyone who responded to our call for residency exper
OCTOBER 16, 2015
Dear readers, Thank you to everyone who responded to our call for medical staff e
OCTOBER 29, 2015
Residency Program Insider b>won’t be publis
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
JUSTCODING
Residency Program Alertb> is looking for the best new tools for managing interview season, f
NOVEMBER 15, 2013
Q: >Do chiropractor visits count as physician visits?  
Payment adjustment for FY 2014b> extended> On June 16, CMS pos
New on JustCoding Platinum!b> New ICD-10-CM documentation examples in b>
JULY 9, 2014
JUSTCODING
SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
AUGUST 1, 2014
One Week until Medicare Compliance Forum-Here are the Top Reasons Why You Should Attend
Q: What type of information can we email to patients? For example, is it permissible to email
Medicare Shared Savings Program A
Medicare Shared Savings Program A
Q: We see a lot of diabetes diagnoses at our facility, but are confused about when we m
Q: If a patient's family member who is not responsible for the patient's care calls to ask h
Q: Should modifiers for laterality be used for CPT® code 31624 (bronchos
JUNE 24, 2015
JUSTCODING
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and
40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aid
Q: Our physicians are injecting a lot of bulking substances, such as those for strength
Q: We have been receiving rejections on claims including a line item for a compounded d
Risk adjustment is central to pay for performance, whereby high-quality cost effective care can b
OCTOBER 28, 2015
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Q: A patient fractured all metatarsals last year and had open reduction and internal fixatio
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
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1.    a 2.    b 3.    a 4.&n
1. Before meals, 80–130; At bedtime, 100–150 2. a. diet, b. exercise, c. medi
JANUARY 1, 2019
CMS and Joint Commission tell facilities to test for Legionella in off-site and non-patient area
JANUARY 1, 2018
Q: When coding excision of a breast mass with needle localization using stereotactic gu
MARCH 19, 2014
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Statistical sampling initiative for claims beginsb> The Office of Medicar
Statistical sampling initiativeb> The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) w
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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Semi-Annual Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospi
Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for solid tumors (This chan
CGI Posts one new issueb> CGI posted one new issue in one category to its
Aprepitant for Chemotherapy-Induced Emesisb> b> 
Q: When physicians continue to b>>only document respiratory failure in the inpatien
JUNE 4, 2014
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Additional extension of the payment adjustment for FY 2014 extendedb>  
Additional extension of the payment adjustment for FY 2014b>  
Q: We're not sure what to report in this situation: A patient comes to the ED and goes
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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Q: After scheduling a colonoscopy, I received information about a colonoscopy prep company wit
Q: A patient was in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber for eight minutes and the physician had
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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Q: We’ve heard that ICD-10-CM does not include a diagnosis code to show that a laparosco
DECEMBER 3, 2014
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Myth:> b>Security is an IT functionb> b> > Security invol
Q: We are receiving requests from our physicians regarding administration of a new drug
Q: It is my understanding that written authorization is required for the release of PHI even f
CMS updates Program Integrity Manualb> On May 2, CMS released a change re
  Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia have found that non-inv
A new AMA report examined how non-solo physicians were being paid and found that just over half r
AUGUST 27, 2015
Testimony of b>>Gary Cantrell, Deputy Inspector General for Investigations, b>>
CMS releases July 2015 quarterly Medicare Part B drug pricing files and revisionsb>&n
CMS replaces transmittal for Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for s
President's FY 2016 Budget Includes Medicare Provisionsb> On F
Inpatient hospital claims and Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) claims with Medicare Coins
Implement operating rules - Phase III ERA EFT: CORE 360 Uniform Use of Claim Adjustment
Early this year, the NFPA promised to fast-track a new standard to help first responders, healthc
Statistical sampling initiativeb> The Office of Medicare Hearings and App
Gary Cantrell, Deputy Inspector General for Investigations, testifies before Subcommittee on O
Correction notice to IPPS final ruleb> On March 18, CMS and HHS issued a