Posted and filed under FWA, Medical Record Auditing.

How to Deliver Quality Litigation Support Services

If you were an attendee at last month’s webinar on arbitration and litigation support for medical coders and auditors, you’re aware of the fact that legal support is a growing need in the healthcare industry. It may come as no surprise given the alarming numbers associated with Medicare fraud in the United States, that more…

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Posted and filed under Coding, Compliance, Fraud.

Upcoding vs. Downcoding

Physicians and their billing/coding staff have an established history with, and an acute awareness of upcoding and overpayments. In fact, unless they’re operating within a fraudulent billing scheme, they’re avoiding the practice of upcoding all together. Upcoding is arguably the most common red flag in both audit selections and audit results, making it a serious…

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Posted and filed under Community, Cybersecurity, Healthcare.

Diary of a HIMSS Newbie

A little over a week ago, I was afforded the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of attending the annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition. This industry-leading conference is the largest of its kind, bringing together over 40,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from all over the world. Highlighted by world-class keynote speakers, educational programs, workshops, and an…

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Showcasing Young Talent at HIMSS17

Orlando may be best known for mouse ears, talented orcas, and rollercoasters – but the bustling city is so much more. Forbes ranked Orlando among the top 3 cities for young professionals, based on considerations involving active job boards, work-life balance, compensation, and career advancement. This is no surprise to many, as the second largest…

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3 Orlando Innovators You Need To Know

Advize Health has been headquartered in Tampa for years, but most of our executive leadership team resides in Orlando. Our Managing Director, Jeanmarie Loria, has lived and working in the Orlando area for more than 15 years. Over the years Jeanmarie has cultivated valuable relationships, and feels lucky enough to have a platform on which…

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Take Your Next Meeting to These Orlando Destinations

Next week, from February 19th to the 23rd, the Orange County Convention center will be loud and bustling for HIMSS17. It’s no surprise, considering 40,000 people will be attending the enormous conference, which just so happen to be the place to be for HIT. HIMSS17 will undoubtedly prove to be at the center of some…

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The Cure For Conferenceitis

Even if you’ve never heard of Conferenceitis, chances are that you’ve experienced it. Conferenceitis is characterized by fatigue, irritability, blistered feet, and an acute dependence on hand sanitizer – all caused by one common denominator: conference attendance. You might love conferences, but you know what we’re talking about. The travel, the business attire, the obligation…

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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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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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