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Social Determinants of Health Codes

Social Determinants of Health Codes

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) has recently become a main topic in the healthcare industry. With updates and expansions to ICD-10-CM and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the more recent approach is to medicalize social problems....

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Medicare Denial Prevention in 2020

Medicare Denial Prevention in 2020

Medicare has issued beneficiaries their new member cards with Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers or MBI, in lieu of using their Social Security Numbers (SSN) for over two years now. In 2019, Medicare would accept either a beneficiary’s Social Security Number or their...

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2020 Hospital OPPS Final Rule

2020 Hospital OPPS Final Rule

Beginning January 1, 2021 all hospitals in the US will be required to disclose standard charges for services and items offered to their patients. Many hospitals already do this, but the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized policies that will...

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2020 CPT Code Updates

2020 CPT Code Updates

In September 2019, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced the release of the 2020 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set. This code set contains identifiers and descriptors assigned to each surgical, medical, and diagnostic service available to...

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