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Understanding the Vaccines for Children Program

Please refer to our accompanying article Vaccine Administration Counseling for more information on vaccine coding and documentation. The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program is a federally funded program that offers vaccines at no cost for eligible children through doctors enrolled in the program. The CDC provides information for Healthcare providers to become a VFC provider….

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How Much Are Your Policies Costing You?

A medical record audit can reveal over-payments for up-coding, incorrect numbers of units billed, and the abuse of modifiers – just to list a few. Given the popularity of such indiscretions, what is being done after the money is recovered? Do you intend on data mining again in six months, hoping that the provider will…

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Posted and filed under Coding, ICD-10.

Zika Virus – More Than A Mosquito Sized Threat

The mosquito-borne disease known as Zika Virus has been dominating headlines across the world for several months, with doctors warning high risk populations of the symptoms and signs of the disease. The initial consensus was that while the severe symptoms are terrifying and problematic, death is a distant concern. This tune quickly changed last week,…

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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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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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Advize Health Meaningful Use and Security Risk Analysis Webinar Recap

On March 10, Advize Health held our fifth monthly webinar on Meaningful Use and Security Risk Analysis. For this webinar, Advize Health’s auditor Melissa Jewett presented with Don Waechter from Compliance and Remediation Services, LLC. Both Melissa and Don are highly qualified to deliver such an informative webinar; as Melissa is a Certified Professional Coder…

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The Importance of Professional Collaboration

The ecosystem of a professional environment is truly the sum of all its parts.  Effort from all members of the workforce community creates a feedback loop that is essential to a thriving business.  The mechanics of this infrastructure will then branch out, making contributions that feed surrounding ecosystems.  For Advize Health, our ecosystem revolves around…

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Super Bowl Sunday 2016

This Sunday thousands upon thousands of football fans will fill the seats of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California to watch the Denver Broncos face the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. While others will be enjoying the game from their couches and barstools – all eyes will be on the battling behemoth quarterbacks, Peyton…

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This Season’s Flu Epidemic

As temperatures continue to drop this winter season, the number of runny noses and sneezes keeps on climbing. Flu season is still going strong, persevering through the flurry of snow storms and keeping people in bed for up to two weeks at a time. If you have a child, you may hear about their classmates…

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Critical Care and What it Means

CPT Defines critical care as the direct delivery, by a physician(s) or other qualified health care professional, of medical care for a critically ill or critically injured patient. A critical illness or injury acutely impairs one or more vital organ systems in such that there is a high probability of imminent or life threatening deterioration…

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