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Code Correctly for Influenza Vaccine in the 2017-18 Season

Vaccinations are one of the important universally recommended preventive measures against a number of serious diseases and infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccinations from birth through adulthood to support a lifetime of protection against conditions such as influenza, pneumococcal disease, human papillomavirus, and hepatitis. Though the CDC estimated that last […]

OIG Finds Errors in Coding Right Heart Catheterization – Know the Rules

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has complex billing rules and experienced medical coding companies are well aware that errors in processing claims for these government-sponsored health programs can prove extremely costly, making providers vulnerable to audits and penalties. According to a recent report from the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), hospitals […]

Learn the Essentials of Knee Arthroscopy Coding

Knee arthroscopy is an effective and frequently used tool for diagnosing knee conditions such as meniscus tears and cartilage wear. Orthopedic surgeons and their medical coding service providers need to understand the different types of CPT codes involved as well as Medicare’s National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) guidelines, procedure-to-procedure edits, and private payer guidelines to […]