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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big organizations, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sometimes get a bad rap for having too many outdated or unnecessary regulations.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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Benefits Of CDI Training

Benefits Of CDI Training

Starting off with a coding credential is an excellent way to get your foot in the door of the medical coding world, but it is far from the end of the story. Many coders choose to undergo further training and earn additional credentials in order to be better prepared...

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CMS To Begin Targeted Audits

CMS To Begin Targeted Audits

With an insurer as big as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), it’s an inevitability that some Medicaid claims in the system will get lost or misinterpreted. What is far less acceptable, however, is when states intentionally manipulate this data in...

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Medicare Exemptions For Disasters

Medicare Exemptions For Disasters

It’s that time of year again: hurricane season. With Hurricane Florence having already made headlines across the country thanks to the widespread flooding it caused across North and South Carolina, hurricanes and the destruction they cause is now back at the forefront...

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The New Danger Of Tagging

The New Danger Of Tagging

If you’ve worked with electronic health/medical records (EHRs or EMRs) even a little bit, then chances are that you’ve heard about all the dangers associated with cloned notes. In short, cloned notes are pieces of patient information that the program automatically...

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