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Important changes to CMS National Coverage Determination (NCD) 220.4 for mammograms

January 16th, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

In 2017, AMA CPT® expired several codes for mammograms – 77051, 77052, 77055, 77056 and 77057. They replaced the expired codes with 77065, 77066 and 77067 effective January 1, 2017.  […]

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Video: Avoid the vicious OP rework cycle

Don’t let reimbursements slip away because of denials and delays due to the “rework cycle.” Learn how to prevent errors and reduce lost revenue.

Article: What’s next for ICD-10?

With Barbara Aubry, RN

Now that the code freeze is over, big changes are coming to ICD-10.

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The impact of non-medical determinants of health on hospital readmission rates

January 13th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

The Missouri Hospital Association’s exploration of the impact of poverty on readmission rates leads them to suggest, “Before Penalizing Hospitals, Account for the Social Determinants of Health.”[1] Here’s an example: […]

Man vs. the Machine

January 11th, 2017 / By Clarissa George

The game of chess made history in 1997 when the IBM computer called Deep Blue beat the world chess champion Garry Kasparov. Deep Blue was not always better than a […]

Is value-based insurance design the answer to reducing healthcare costs?

January 9th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

Value-based insurance design (VBID) arrived in Washington, DC on the first day of 2017 when two of the largest federal government healthcare programs launched VBID demonstration programs.  The long-awaited Center […]

ICD-10 coding challenge: Bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy

January 6th, 2017 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

Julia Palmer, project manager with the consulting services business of 3M Health Information Systems, is author of this month’s coding challenge blog. Assign ICD-10 diagnosis code(s) and PCS procedure codes […]

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