The 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule stipulated a negative update to the MPFS that was to be effective January 1, 2014. That reduction was averted for three months with the passage of the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013, which provided for a 0.5 percent update for services paid under the…
This ICD-10 Coffee Klatch webinar is an informative review and excellent starting point for physician and hospital coders. Ms. Toni Woods and Ms. Whitney Horton, both AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainers, will give viewers a glimpse of RT Welter’s formal ICD-10 Coder Academies and training, and provide an overview of ICD-10 Coding Conventions, Chapter Guidelines, Code Structures…
T14.8 – Multiple contusions
W04.XXA – Fall while being carried by other persons
Y90.1 – Evidence of alcohol involvement determined by blood alcohol level, 20-39 mg/100 ml
Was it: T71.141A
Asphyxiation due to smothering under another person’s body (in bed), initial encounter, accidental
Or was it: T71.143A
Asphyxiation due to smothering under another person’s body (in bed), initial encounter, assault
Recently, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”).
As you may be aware United Healthcare and its Secure Horizons product line has recently taken interest in the use of CPT code 99211 with a sudden increase in audit activity. Along with UHC, more and more payers are requesting notes in an effort to verify proper provider documentation, coding and claims payments.
Medicare Revalidation – Medicare requires that ALL enrolled providers and Suppliers to revalidate enrollment information every 5 years. The revalidation initiative is currently in process and will continue through March 2015. You have 60 days from the date of the revalidation notice to submit your application(s).
Did you know?: RT Welter has several long term training affiliations with local, regional and national residency training programs. We routinely meet with the residents (1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year’s) to teach and discuss coding, contracting and business principals of healthcare. Does your residency program need industry experts to come speak to the residents?
Colorado’s Primary Care Fund provides grants to healthcare providers who care for underserved populations and meet specific qualifications.
Did you know that Medicare is having ALL providers re-validate over the next 2 years? This has to be done right, on-time, even with the proper color ink! Don’t leave this to chance or to someone who does not have experience.