ICD-10 Pilot Has Significant Setbacks

The outlook for ICD-10 implementation is bleak if the results of the National Pilot Program are any indication The results of the HIMSS/WEDI ICD-10 National Pilot Program indicate there is still work to be done if there is any chance for successful implementation. The Pilot Program “was an industry-wide healthcare collaborative which was established to minimize 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 […]

Guidance and “Free-Sources” – Don’t Be In Denial Over Denials

Trending with TMI – Weekly Hot Topics in Healthcare:  Guidance and “Free-Sources”   Don’t Be In Denial Over Denials – The Top Challenges For Providers, August 9, 2013  By Holly Cassano, CPC, CEO – ACCUCODE Consulting LLC, in partners with Tactical Management Inc., (TMI)  Practice Managers, Coders, Billers and Providers, can all relate to this often […]

The CDI Specialist and I-Ten Documentation

I-Ten Tuesdays with TMI:  Free ICD 10 Resources For 2013 – August 6, 2013  By Holly Cassano, CPC, CEO – ACCUCODE Consulting LLC, in partners with Tactical Management Inc., (TMI)  ICD-10 Countdown – October 1, 2014 – 420 DAYS until Implementation The CDI Specialist and I-Ten Documentation – The Key to Provider Success The Clinical […]

Remote Coder- Industry Updates – Free ICD 10 Resources For 2013

I-Ten Tuesdays with TMI:  Free ICD 10 Resources For 2013 By Holly Cassano, CPC ICD-10 Countdown – October 1, 2014 –  462 DAYS until Implementation As the weeks pass and ICD 10 Implementation draws closer, I still find it baffling that there is still an alarming number of  fellow coders/billers/providers who have still not begun […]

Stay Abreast of Coding and Billing Changes with CMS Hot Topics

Medical billing and coding is constantly being updated. Billing/coding professionals and providers have a responsibility to stay abreast of these changes in order to maintain compliance, and one of the ways that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) communicate these changes is via their carrier websites under the title of “Hot Topics.” Hot Topics consist of […]