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Celebrating National Medical Coder Day

May 23rd  is  National Medical Coder Day to celebrate YOU and your unrelenting dedication to the field and endless hard work.  From educating providers to helping keep protected health information safe and secure — YOU are a compliance warrior!  YOU are an essential front line worker! Do you feel like you aren’t treated as such? We’re…

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Fraud Spotlight: Understanding the 3 Types of BLS Transport

Retired OIG Special Agent and Advize’s Director of Litigation & FWA Support will be stepping in each week to examine current fraud trends from the lens of an investigator. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes. Previously, I wrote a couple of blogs about the continued fraud in the…

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Fraud Spotlight: The Use & Abuse of Modifier 25

Retired OIG Special Agent and Advize’s Director of Litigation & FWA Support will be stepping in each week to examine current fraud trends from the lens of an investigator. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes.  Modifier 25.  It has been the bane of existence for fraud, waste and…

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Fraud Spotlight: Providers & Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Retired OIG Special Agent and Advize’s Director of Litigation & FWA Support will be stepping in each week to examine current fraud trends from the lens of an investigator. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes. Over the past few weeks, I have been discussing the investigative process.  From…

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Fraud Spotlight: Economic Healthcare Fraud Perspectives

Retired OIG Special Agent and Advize’s Director of Litigation & FWA Support will be stepping in each week to examine current fraud trends from the lens of an investigator. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes.  This past week, while having lunch with a friend who knew about my…

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Fraud Spotlight: Another Ophthalmologist Fraud Bust

Retired OIG Special Agent and Advize’s Director of Litigation & FWA Support will be stepping in each week to examine current fraud trends from the lens of an investigator. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes. This past week, the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of NY…

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Fraud Spotlight: Provider Awareness & Compliant Billing

Retired OIG Special Agent and Advize’s Director of Litigation & FWA Support will be stepping in each week to examine current fraud trends from the lens of an investigator. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes. This past week, I had the pleasure of presenting a webinar to approximately…

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6 Ways to Drop Your “A”

You did it. You put in the hours. You’ve tabbed your code books until they couldn’t be tabbed anymore. You completed practice questions ad nauseum. You’ve even passed your Certified Professional Coder exam. But you’re not there yet. The “CPC” credential you were promised is accompanied by an uninvited guest. The kind of visitor who…

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You’re Credentialed – So What?

The following blog post was written by one of Advize Health’s most experienced auditors; Dawn Landry. No matter what we do in life, only experience makes us better. None of us walked, rode a bike, or swam perfectly the first time we tried. We had to invest time and effort into first learning and then…

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Where To Find Free CEUs

Continuing Education Units (CEU) for healthcare professionals who are credentialed by the AAPC are worth their weight in gold. CEUs are a necessary tool for all medical coders and auditors as they are not only required for certification maintenance, but because they keep professionals current on industry trends. The AAPC has a set of guidelines…

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