Monthly Archives: May 2013

Bridging the Gaps in ICD-10 Can Also Create Seamless Medical Practice Billing and Coding Transition

2013-05-23T09:24:45+00:00

The ICD-10 conversion on Oct. 1, 2014 means significant changes to office procedures, which are expected to affect every aspect of business operations. It also requires you to increase your level of medical record documentation across all aspects of service. Can your current physician revenue cycle management process stand the added weight of this transition? Does it have the experience and foresight required to navigate all the nuances and changes that are happening? What about the resources to provide your team the full cadre of support and training you need throughout the various implementation stages? While this large-scale shift in coding [...]

Bridging the Gaps in ICD-10 Can Also Create Seamless Medical Practice Billing and Coding Transition2013-05-23T09:24:45+00:00

Stabilize Your Medical Practice Billing and Coding During ICD-10 Transition with Assured Return

2013-05-21T09:27:42+00:00

You’re not alone if you’re feeling a bit shaky these days as pressures mount for the ICD-10 conversion by Oct. 1, 2014. After all, your medical practice coding, billing and collections face vulnerabilities throughout this process. The ICD-10 conversion means significant changes to office procedures that can affect every aspect of business operations including your physician revenue cycle management. Medical record documentation will increase. Both physicians and coders will need to collect and document more data on patients to justify codes submitted for claims. If there was ever a time when assurances are needed, it’s now. Assurances can result from ensuring [...]

Stabilize Your Medical Practice Billing and Coding During ICD-10 Transition with Assured Return2013-05-21T09:27:42+00:00

Implementing ICD-10’s Avalanche of Coding Updates Require Coding Experts in Physician Revenue Cycle Management

2013-05-14T09:03:32+00:00

In the coding world, there is a saying that “If it isn’t documented, it doesn’t exist or it didn’t happen.” That strikes fear in the hearts of all physicians, which is why it’s imperative your medical practice billing and coding be tied to your medical practice revenue cycle management and the coding expertise of your physician billing and coding team. There are more than 68,000 new ICD-10-CM diagnosis and procedure codes that will go into effect beginning Oct. 1, 2014. Compare that to the 18,000 codes in ICD-9, and you have a major coding conversion that has been slated to be [...]

Implementing ICD-10’s Avalanche of Coding Updates Require Coding Experts in Physician Revenue Cycle Management2013-05-14T09:03:32+00:00

Expertise in Neurosurgery Revenue Cycle Management Relieves Weight of ICD-10 Conversion

2013-05-09T10:02:19+00:00

With the expansion of ICD-10-CM codes from 18,000 to 68,000, the level of increased detail is staggering. One example of the changes specific to Neurosurgery billing and coding includes that pertaining non-remitting backache, a common complaint for neurosurgical patients. Understanding how to report these diagnoses in ICD-10 is especially important, specifying right or left side when reporting lumbago and sciatica. There is much more to learn that can help you and your medical practice billing and coding make the full transition. This is a critical time to evaluate where you are in your preparations for ICD-10 prior to implementation by Oct. [...]

Expertise in Neurosurgery Revenue Cycle Management Relieves Weight of ICD-10 Conversion2013-05-09T10:02:19+00:00

ICD-10 Conversion: Urology Revenue Cycle Management Expertise Makes the Difference

2013-05-07T08:59:46+00:00

Do urologists and nephrologists actually catch a few breaks with the ICD-10 conversion? This transition might just streamline your work in some respects because ICD-10 codes are more straightforward in your specializations. You will see new combination codes for patients with co-morbidities like diabetes to which you will need to become accustomed. And where ICD-9 had two or three codes for a patient with diabetes and renal failure, there will be only one in ICD-10. There’s even more information out there that can help streamline your practice operations. But it takes special expertise in Urology revenue cycle management to not only [...]

ICD-10 Conversion: Urology Revenue Cycle Management Expertise Makes the Difference2013-05-07T08:59:46+00:00

ICD-10 Conversion of Medical Practice Billing and Coding Could Surpass Y2K in Scope

2013-05-02T09:49:45+00:00

Experts predict the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 could very well eclipse Y2K in scope. Keeping your Orthopedic Surgery revenue cycle management in motion before, during and after the Oct. 1, 2014 ICD-10 transition relies squarely on you, your team's preparedness and the expertise of your Orthopedic coding and billing team. The ICD-10 conversion means significant changes to office procedures, which are expected to affect every aspect of business operations. It also requires you to increase your level of medical record documentation across all aspects of service. More patient data will be collected and documented to justify codes submitted for claims. [...]

ICD-10 Conversion of Medical Practice Billing and Coding Could Surpass Y2K in Scope2013-05-02T09:49:45+00:00