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Providers Vulnerable to ICD-10 Readiness Without Proper Neurosurgery Coding Support

2013-10-10T11:08:16+00:00

ICD-10 update: CMS will not perform end-to-end tests of ICD-10-CM and PCS fee-for-service (FFS) claims with providers before the conversion deadline of Oct. 1, 2014. Yes, you read that correctly. According to CMS, end-to-end testing was already performed when its 5010 data standard was implemented last year, and ICD-10-CM and PCS are code sets rather than mechanisms to manage the data. That means providers and payers are on their own for the most part to make sure ICD-10 codes will be reportable and payable. While CMS is doing internal testing, it won't be providing much support to providers. Not only does [...]

Providers Vulnerable to ICD-10 Readiness Without Proper Neurosurgery Coding Support2013-10-10T11:08:16+00:00

Registering by Oct. 15 Avoids PV-PQRS Penalties to Neurosurgery Coding and Billing

2013-10-01T11:19:51+00:00

Through AANS and CNS, neurosurgery has been at the forefront of discussions with CMS on the best way to implement payment and quality reform measures that include PQRS. They are advocating on behalf of neurosurgeons in order to ensure their ability to provide timely, compassionate, high quality and state of the art treatment for patients in need of neurosurgical care. These discussions are vital and while they continue, it's important to be aware of deadlines looming overhead that, if missed, could impact your physician medical billing and the financial health of your medical practice billing, coding and collections. Oct. 15, 2013 [...]

Registering by Oct. 15 Avoids PV-PQRS Penalties to Neurosurgery Coding and Billing2013-10-01T11:19:51+00:00

ICD-10 and Neurosurgery: Updates Require Vigilance in Medical Coding and Billing

2013-08-20T09:10:16+00:00

How do the new codes for neurophysiologic studies performed during surgical procedures affect you? Updates in Neurosurgery coding and billing include: Confirm Chronicity For Nontraumatic Subdural Hemorrhage Pinpoint site to accurately report contusions of head in ICD-10 Changes to the CPT language for analysis and programming of Neurostimulators Clarifications on the use of needle aspiration of bone marrow for bone grafting New code for pre-sacral spinal arthrodesis Changes to the percutaneous sacral nerve codes New codes for angiography that may impact surgeons doing endovascular treatment [space height="10"] These are just two of the thousands of Neurosurgery coding updates to be aware [...]

ICD-10 and Neurosurgery: Updates Require Vigilance in Medical Coding and Billing2013-08-20T09:10:16+00:00

Is your Neurosurgery Coding and Billing Compliant Enough? 10 Questions to Ask

2013-08-01T09:46:13+00:00

Imagine this scenario: You receive a call from your Neurosurgery practice staff. There's an OIG investigator in your office making a spur of the moment house call. Just what exactly would he or she find? In Neurosurgery, you're vigilant when it comes to expecting the unexpected in the practice of medicine. But are you vigilant when it comes to compliance? You may very well be waving compliance red flags in your Neurosurgery revenue cycle management—and not even know it—that send messages your compliance is not being taken seriously enough. It's time to take a hard look around your work environment and [...]

Is your Neurosurgery Coding and Billing Compliant Enough? 10 Questions to Ask2013-08-01T09:46:13+00:00

At Risk? Reduce Overbilling Audits with Neurosurgery Coding Expertise

2013-06-18T08:55:00+00:00

Scalpel. If there was ever a better time to perform surgery on your neurosurgery coding, it's now. Why? Your practice is at increased risk for overpayments and high paid claim error rates. A cerebral analysis of your neurosurgery billing will minimize your risk. If you haven't felt the effects of increased federal government scrutiny of your neurosurgery coding, you very well might—and soon. CMS has increased medical practice audits across the board resulting from overpayments. The right healthcare revenue cycle management team will understand your unique neurosurgery billing nuances as the government continues to cut the Medicare FFS improper payment rate [...]

At Risk? Reduce Overbilling Audits with Neurosurgery Coding Expertise2013-06-18T08:55:00+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

Recent Changes in Neurosurgery Revenue Cycle Management Include Chart Auditing

2012-12-26T22:56:47+00:00

What is the first step in maintaining a successful neurosurgery practice? Staying abreast of changing chart auditing regulations that are integrally tied to your neurosurgery medical coding, billing and collections. The quality of care provided by any neurosurgery practice is based on the accurate and complete clinical documentation of medical records. However, changes to the auditing standard have occurred to ensure that accuracy. Has your practice fully transitioned to SSAE 16? Developed in 2011 by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), this new auditing standard replaces SAS 70 to keep pace with the growing acceptance of international accounting standards. [...]

Recent Changes in Neurosurgery Revenue Cycle Management Include Chart Auditing2012-12-26T22:56:47+00:00

Affordable Care Act Brings Changes to Neurosurgery Revenue Cycle Management

2012-12-15T17:10:48+00:00

In this new era of healthcare – and payment – reform, neurosurgeons are faced with many decisions. Among them is how to maintain the financial health of their Neurosurgery revenue cycle management. It's becoming a daunting task to stay abreast of current developments in Neurosurgery medical coding and billing. A myriad of changes in Neurosurgery revenue cycle management loom over head as the Affordable Care Act begins to transform our healthcare system. In June 2012, the MGMA-ACMPE released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice management challenges. No. 2 was: Preparing for reimbursement models that place a [...]

Affordable Care Act Brings Changes to Neurosurgery Revenue Cycle Management2012-12-15T17:10:48+00:00

Changes Impact Neurosurgery Revenue Cycle Management in 2013

2012-11-16T16:24:31+00:00

Sometimes it feels as if there are almost as many intricacies to your in-house Neurosurgery revenue cycle management as there are to the complex surgical procedures themselves. Merging the fine art of Neurosurgery with the business of medicine includes managing all the intricacies of Neurosurgery coding billing and collections while juggling all the changes in compliance regulations and avoiding audits. The following changes are provided to help you prepare for both coding and compliance changes on the horizon: Coding changes for 2013 include: New codes for angiography that may impact Neurosurgeons doing endovascular treatment New code for pre-sacral spinal arthrodesis New [...]

Changes Impact Neurosurgery Revenue Cycle Management in 20132012-11-16T16:24:31+00:00