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Codes for the Holidays

Codes for the Holidays

The end of the year is almost upon us, with the end of the year comes many different Holiday celebrations with family, friends, and coworkers. With the Holidays almost here, it is important to brush up on a few codes that may not be used as much throughout the year....

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Hospice Transfer Affects DRGs

Hospice Transfer Affects DRGs

As anyone working in a hospital already knows, diagnostic related groupings, or DRGs, are immensely important to the process of reimbursement. As a result, many hospital employees are worried about a plan proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

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The End Of GEMs Files

The End Of GEMs Files

Coders who are still struggling to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will soon have one fewer tool at their disposal. Since the US officially implemented ICD-10 in 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have routinely published a list of general...

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Reduction In CMS Regulations

Reduction In CMS Regulations

Like many big organizations, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sometimes get a bad rap for having too many outdated or unnecessary regulations. Thankfully, the government is at least aware of these issues and is working toward reducing them. While...

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