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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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Coding DIEP Flaps

Coding DIEP Flaps

While we’ve already discussed general flap coding updates in the past, there are certain types that deserve more individualized attention. In particular, deep inferior epigastric perforators, more commonly known as DIEP flaps, require a closer look, as their coding...

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