Billing, Coding Documentation to Support Services, Minimize Risks
October 6, 2015
[caption id="attachment_11470" align="alignright" width="295"] Image Credit: ILLUSTRATION/PAUL JUESTRICH; PHOTOs shutterstock.com[/caption] The electronic health record (EHR) has many benefits: Improved patient care; Improved care coordination; Improved diagnostics and patient outcomes;
ICD-10 Medical Coding System Likely to Improve Documentation, Reimbursement
July 6, 2015
ICD-10 is the system that will replace ICD-9 for all parties covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). ICD-10 contains a code set used for inpatient procedural reporting and a code set used for diagnosis reporting.
Implementing Physician Value-Based Purchasing in Your Practice: HM15 Session Analysis
April 9, 2015
HM15 Session: Putting Your Nickel Down: The What, Why, and How of Implementing Physician Value-Based Purchasing in Your Practice Presenters: Stephen Besch, Simone Karp RPh, Patrick Torcson MD MMM SFHM, Gregory Seymann MD SFHM Summation: HHS has set a goal of tying increasing percentages of Med
Hot Topics in Practice Management; HM15 Session Analysis
April 9, 2015
HM15 Session RAPID FIRE PANEL: Hot Topics in Practice Management Updates on Key Issues, Including the Key Characteristics of an Effective HMG HM15 Presenters: Roy Sittig MD SFHM, Jeffrey Frank MD MBA, Jodi Braun Summation: Speakers covered timely topics regarding the Accountable Care Act, nam
Medicare Standard Practical Solution to Medical Coding Complexity
April 4, 2015
In the article “Common Coding Mistakes Hospitalists Should Avoid” in the August 2014 issue of The Hospitalist, the author states: “For inpatient care, an established problem is defined as one in which a care plan has been generated by the physician (or same specialty group practice member) during
Service Distinction Crucial for Medical Claim Submissions
April 3, 2015
[caption id="attachment_8700" align="alignright" width="295"] Image credit: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM[/caption] Hospitalists often are tasked with coordinating and overseeing patient care throughout a hospitalization.
Bedside Procedures and Ultrasound: Evidence and Cost of Doing Business
April 2, 2015
HM15 presenters: Joshua D. Lenchus, DO, FACP, SFHM, and Nilam Soni, MD, FHM Summary: Drs. Lenchus and Soni focused on the forces that are driving the value and success of established procedure teams in hospital medicine groups (HMGs).
Striving For Optimal Care: Updates in Quality, Value, and Patient Satisfaction
March 31, 2015
In this session, Drs. Michelle Mourad and Christopher Moriates took a systematic approach to answer quality questions that we commonly encounter in our hospitalist practice.
Billing for Hospital Admission, Discharge in Same 24-Hour Period
March 3, 2015
Should the admitting physician or the discharge physician bill the CPT code (99234-99236) for a patient who is admitted and discharged in the same 24-hour period? —Charlette Dr.
Time-Based Physician Services Require Proper Documentation
February 2, 2015
Providers typically rely on the “key components” (history, exam, medical decision-making) when documenting in the medical record, and they often misunderstand the use of time when selecting visit levels.