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E/M Changes Coming in 2021

E/M Changes Coming in 2021

For the first time since 1997, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have decided to significantly alter documentation requirements for the coding and bill of evaluation and management (E/M) visit codes. These...

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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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