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You Be The Coder: November

Test your medical terminology knowledge! Can you match up the appropriate numbers from 1-10 that correspond to each of the medical terms? Visual exam of the urinary bladder Deficiency of red blood cells Pain in joint Inflammation of the small intestine Benign tumor of gland High blood sugar Removal of Kidney Red blood cell Removal…

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Recap of NHCAA Annual Training Conference 2015

This past week, Advize Health had the pleasure of attending and hosting a booth at the NHCAA Annual Training Conference 2015. This was a great opportunity to network with old and new friends. At our booth we held our signature, “Guess the Fraud Scheme”, in which one of our artistic employees drew out some Fraud…

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Top 5 Reasons Practicing Yoga Helps Coders to be More Successful

As we all know, medical coding can be a fast-paced, high-intensity job, and with that comes high stress. A typical coder has a bulky workload and is responsible for ensuring that they are up-to-date with industry changes. Furthermore, the majority of coders wear several different hats in their practice, some including being the biller, manager,…

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CMS Proposed Rule: New Reporting Requirements for Labs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released, Sept. 25, a proposed rule that will significantly revise the Medicare payment system for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests (CDLTs) and advanced diagnostic laboratory tests (ADLTs) paid under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) beginning in 2017. The new payment system will base payments on a weighted…

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Advize Health’s 10 Everyday Safety Tips

Advize Health offers our prayers and well wishes to those affected by the tragic events that transpired in Paris and all around the world earlier this week. We are deeply moved by the support that has been shown around the globe and would like to offer our readers with some personal safety and awareness tips….

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New Patient or Not?

Your group just merged with another practice, are these considered patient’s new or established? With mergers and acquisitions so frequent in the healthcare industry, it’s important to be aware when faced with these issues and knowing what to do with your patients when going through this transition. A few key questions to help determine this…

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Are you Tired of the Sales Pitch From Your Dentist?

Many times when going into a dentist appointment recently, dentists are always trying to sell add on dental products to the patient. Even when going in for a simple routine visit, your appointment turns into a pressured sales pitch! The add-on dental products to expect include: In office bleaching Take home bleaching 1000 different paste (Sensitivity, whitening, fluoride…) Rinses…

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Enlight-10-ment: November

Reasons (other than disease) for Services Chapter 18 Symptoms, Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings, Not Elsewhere Classified (R00-R99) Patients often present with signs or symptoms that may point to several “working” diagnoses. These conditions are the reasons patients present for evaluation, testing and sometimes treatment without definitive diagnosis assignment or where one is…

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You Be The Coder: October

Can you identify what these medical abbreviations stand for? DOE ICP LBW NST PUD PWB AFB LUE NVD PAT Answers:  Dypsnea on Exertion Intra Cranial Pressure Low Birth Weight Non Stress Test Peptic Ulcer Disease Partial Weight Bearing Acid Fast Bacilli Left Upper Extremity Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia

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Importance and Usage of Modifier 25

Modifier 25 Appropriate Use Modifier 25 indicates a “significant, separately identifiable evaluation & management (E&M) service by the same physician on the same day of the procedure or other therapeutic service.” Both services rendered must be significant, separate and distinct Medicare will not make separate payment unless the documentation supports significantly, separately identifiable service that…

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