Why Plans Should Focus on Accurate Documentation Capture for Health Risk Assessments (HRA’s), for 2014

The HAUTE HCC Blog with TMI:  Free HCC Resources and TIPS For 2014 – dedicated to HCC Coding and Risk Adjustment for Medicare Advantage Plans By Holly Cassano, CPC, AAPC ICD 10CM Certified, Director of Coding Education and Compliance for Tactical Management Inc., (TMI) Part 1 In November 2013 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

If The Documentation Doesn’t Fit, The OIG Will NOT Acquit – Key Points for ICD 10 Success

I-Ten Tuesdays with TMI:  Free ICD 10 Resources for 2014 By Holly Cassano, CPC, Director of Coding Compliance and Education for Tactical Management Inc., (TMI) ICD-10 Countdown – October 1, 2014 –  242 DAYS Remain So in case you have been living in a bubble, everyone in the Healthcare community, is well aware of the […]

Health Talk Set

WOODBURY — Dr. Eugene Zampieron will conduct a presentation on Andropause at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, at New Morning Market, 129 Main St. North. While andropause, or male menopause, does not officially exist according to ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding parameters, this syndrome is gaining acceptance in many circles of medicine. Naturopathic physician, author, professor […]

CMS 1500 Medicare claim form gets an ICD-10 update

For physicians who submit Medicare claims on paper, now is the time to start using up your reserve boxes of 1500 claims forms.  The paperwork has received its ICD-10 facelift, and the current version will no longer be accepted by CMS on April 1, 2014.  While there will be a transition period during which both versions of […]

AMA: If ICD-10 is a must, don’t penalize us for doing it wrong

The American Medical Association’s crusade against ICD-10 continues.  When the AMA’s House of Delegates met last week, it wasn’t just to address public health concerns like obesity and gun control: it was to reaffirm its resistance to the way ICD-10 implementation is being planned and enforced.  In order to avoid the anticipated payment disruptions and […]