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Guide to NHCAA 2017 Meeting Spots in Orlando FL

This week, from November 14th to the 17th, Orlando’s Rosen Shingle Creek will be the epicenter of healthcare fraud’s biggest conference, NHCAA’s Annual Training Conference. ATC will undoubtedly unveil some incredible thought leadership and innovation – but is it the right place to build a last business relationship? Conferences have a proven track record of…

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HITRUST Community Extension Program

We would like to thank HITRUST, our friends Schellman & Company, LLC, as well as today’s host, Orlando Health, for inviting us to join them in the HITRUST Community Extension Program Orlando. We’ve discussed HITRUST in previous blog posts and presentations, but we find that it’s important to revisit this topic as the year comes…

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Posted and filed under Coding, Compliance.

Clinical Documentation vs. Patient Care

The keystone of Clinical Documentation Improvement is that quality documentation often results in quality continuum of care, and while this is true, many physicians report that paying too much attention to documentation actually leads to poor patient care. This poses a dilemma for some providers; do they care for the chart or for the patient…

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You Be The Coder: Halloween Edition

Assess your knowledge of Evaluation and Management while taking our free E/M Calculator for a test drive! Review the below patient notes and plug the appropriate information into our audit tool. History of Present Illness (HPI) A 12 year old female patient is experiencing auditory hallucinations, severe head pain, and is presenting with abnormal posture. …

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Posted and filed under Coding, Medical Record Auditing, Payers.

Mammography Coding

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve decided to release a brief reminder to not only schedule a routine mammogram, but to recall the 2017 Mammogram Coding Changes. Mammography Coding The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in November 2016’s final rule that they would not be able to accommodate the new…

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EHR Incentive Program Deadlines

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs were designed to provide eligible professionals (EPs) the opportunity to receive EHR incentive payments as they adopt, implement, upgrade, or practice meaningful use of relevant EHR technologies. The EHR Incentive Programs have three stages: Stage 1 set the foundation for the EHR Incentive Programs by establishing requirements for…

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CMS Offers Aid to Hurricane Maria Victims

Seema Verma, administrator of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced earlier this week that the organization would be stepping up to help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria’s reign of destruction. Health and Human Services has already declared public health emergencies in these affected territories, eliciting help from a…

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Jeanmarie Loria Talks to ITSP Magazine for Diverse IT Podcast

Advize Health Managing Director Jeanmarie Loria chats with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton for the Diverse IT podcast about their E/M Calculator, a free tool which is revolutionizing medical record auditing and billing for the healthcare industry. Tune in to hear about this software application that can be used by any healthcare worker regardless of coding experience…

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Posted and filed under Coding, Medical Record Auditing.

2017 UDT Codes Refresher

As of January 1, 2017, providers who administer controlled substance testing should apply the proper and most current guidelines for L35724 – Controlled Substance Monitoring and Drugs of Abuse. Best Practices Ensure that services and procedures reported on submitted claims match the service(s) ordered by the physician. Remember that a maximum of one presumptive and…

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Advize Health to Host HITsm Chat

Friday, August 18 | Noon EST Join Advize Health and our Managing Director Jeanmarie Loria for an hour long discussion on Diversity in Health IT. To participate, be sure to follow Advize Health, Jeanmarie Loria, and Healthcare Scene! Diversity has positioned itself at the forefront of social awareness for quite some time now, the apparent…

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