ACDIS invites you to join a work group to research industry needs and develop best practices for physician/provider queries. The work group deliverables will serve to educate members and the industry on ongoing physician and provider query questions, and will be conducted in conjunction with the...Read More »
Over a nine-year period, from 2001 to 2010, physicians increased billing of higher level evaluation and management (E/M) codes in all types of E/M services, according to an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report released in May...Read More »
Patients of physicians using dictated electronic health records appear to be receiving lower quality care than those of physicians who use structured or even free-text documentation. At least that’s the findings of a recent study by Jeffrey A. Linder, PhD, division of general medicine and...Read More »
The latest Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) was released May 24. CDI specialists may access the report via their facility QualityNet account, located here: www.qualitynet.org.
A delay in ICD-10’s implementation has definitely caused angst, especially for coding staff, says Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, regional managing director of HIM, NCAL revenue cycle, at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. & Hospitals in Oakland, Calif. “I think...Read More »
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) pointed to deficiencies in CMS’ oversight of Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), indicated that Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program calculations could be more accurate, and pointed to unaddressed contractor-identified vulnerabilities...Read More »