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Is There a Doctor in the House?

A physician laments that physicians were not invited to participate in the AHIMA/ACDIS CDI Practice Brief. For steadfast readers of ICD10monitor and attentive listeners to Talk Ten Tuesdays, news of

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CPT® and HCPCS are Here: Prepare for 2023

CPT® codes are effective Jan. 1, 2023. The American Medical Association (AMA) released CPT 2023 on Sept. 12. There are 225 new codes, 75 deletions, and 93 revisions. Most of

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Coding Update for Acidosis Introduced

The move was prompted by nephrologist petitioners. On Oct. 1 we saw an expansion in the code set of acidosis. I last wrote about this in July 2020 (seems like

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Important 2023 E&M Code Changes for Prolonged Services

Among the changes are a new code for reporting prolonged services in the inpatient or observation setting and significant guideline revisions. EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced major

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What Makes the Clinical Revenue Cycle Hum?

Gaining an understanding of why it’s important to familiarize yourself with the clinical revenue cycle is vital in healthcare. Clinical revenue cycle: what is it? I get asked this question

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New Code Words Spell Success in ICD-10

The following is a refresher on terminologies and coding systems in healthcare. There are various terminologies and coding systems used in healthcare, and this article will serve as an overview

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When a Home is Not a Home

There are some key 2023 CPT® Evaluation and Management (E&M) Code changes for Home and Residence Services. EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Medical Association (AMA) announced major revisions to Evaluation and

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How ChristianaCare Improved Its PSIs

The process involves a multi-step review. Physicians take the Hippocratic Oath in medical school to “do no harm.” Despite their best intentions, however, many physicians sometimes unwittingly trigger a patient safety

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