Posted and filed under Community, Healthcare.

3 Healthcare Conferences You Should Be Attending

As a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Advize understands the paradoxical relationship between budgetary limitations and the importance of conference attendance. Many conferences come with a steeply-priced ticket, but they offer invaluable opportunities for networking and client acquisition. The more clients your firm acquires, the more conferences you’re able to attend. But the question remains,…

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Posted and filed under Coding, ICD-10.

Through the Smoke: Coding for Tobacco Cessation Counseling

Since the 2014 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), physicians can be reimbursed for the preventative services of tobacco use screening and cessation counseling. It is a well-known fact that smoking has negative effects on your healthy,but did you know that if you require surgery while maintaining your smoking habit, that the risk of…

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Posted and filed under Healthcare.

Breathe Deep: Aromatherapy for Health

Looking for a way to de-stress from the holidays and the pressure of your New Year’s resolutions? Aromatherapy may be the perfect, natural solution. Aromatherapy uses the essential oils taken from plants, which are then distilled, making a highly concentrated oil that can be inhaled or applied topically to the skin. There is an endless…

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Posted and filed under Fraud, Healthcare.

Are Your Eyes Deceiving You?

Are you being used by your doctor? Do you ever go to your optometrist for a routine eye exam and unknowingly leave with a medical condition? Were you asked for your medical insurance card at your visit? Why is that? Routine eye exams are covered by your vision plan. Most people go for an eye…

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Posted and filed under Coding, Medical Record Auditing.

Keep M.E.A.T. on Your List for a Healthy Audit

If you’re reading this article, chances are you already know what HCC Coding is – but we’ll give you a refresher anyway. Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) and Risk Adjustment Coding is a CMS-mandated payment model. This particular model works to identify those with chronic and other serious illnesses and prescribes a risk factor score to…

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Posted and filed under Compliance, Healthcare.

OCR Cracking Down on HIPAA Violations

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has a primary goal of protecting the confidentiality and security of healthcare in formation, and has established standards for electronic data interchange (EDI). HIPAA is celebrating its twenty-first anniversary this year, after its enactment on August 21, 1996. HIPAA was groundbreaking at the time, with standards in…

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