Posted and filed under Coding, Events.

Advize Health Incident-To Audits Webinar Recap

On April 21, Advize Health held our monthly webinar on Incident-To Audits. Melissa Jewett, Advize Health’s QA Specialist and auditor guided attendees through the informative presentation, taking time in the end to hold an open Q&A session. Melissa is a highly qualified professional, holding both CPC and CPMA certifications from the AAPC. The presentation tackled…

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Posted and filed under Coding, FWA, Payers.

Vision vs. Medical Coverage Making You Bleary-Eyed?

Billing issues, to an extent, are expected in any physician or healthcare provider office. Most patients are in possession of both medical and vision benefits coverage, and this duality often causes confusion in ophthalmology offices. Certain procedures that are performed in an ophthalmology office should be billed as medical procedures, and do not apply to…

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Posted and filed under Careers, Medical Record Auditing.

Advantages to Utilizing an External Auditing Firm

External auditors, or auditors who work for external auditing firms, are often trained in a variety of specialties and have experience in auditing for many different payers, providers, and facilities. Hiring an external auditor is extremely advantageous because they are equipped with knowledge and experience that allows them to not only identify problems, but to…

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Posted and filed under Healthcare.

The Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency (ICD-10 CM Diagnosis Code E55.9) is an overlooked diagnosis for a number of alarming symptoms and afflictions.  Depression, fatigue, anxiety, kidney disease, weakened immune system, and even psoriasis have been known to manifest as a result of vitamin D deficiency.  Vitamin D is classified as fat-soluble secosteroids that enhance the absorption of several…

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Posted and filed under Business.

An Advize Health Special Announcement

To: Advize Health Clients and Contacts From: Jeanmarie Loria, Managing Director Date: April 1, 2016 Subject: Return to Paper Records After much deliberation, Advize Health has decided to stall all operations involving Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Effective 5/1/2016, we intend on transitioning the company back to auditing and reviewing only paper records.  We understand that…

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Posted and filed under Business, Compliance.

The Consequences of HIPAA Violations

 The below tiered civil penalty structure was established from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Secretary of HHS still has discretion in determining the penalty amount based on the nature and extent of the violation as well as the nature and extent of harm resulting from the violation.  The Secretary is prohibited…

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