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The Practice EHR Blog

The Coder’s Role in the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Posted by Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Implementation Manager on Mar 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM

A virus outbreak that began in China nearly three months ago has now infected more than 1,000 people in the United States according the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO declared the virus a "pandemic" during a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday. And somewhere hidden deep in each physician’s office, hospital, nursing home and Walmart pharmacy there is an employee scrambling to find the most appropriate diagnosis code for the latest national headline. Wait … What?

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Topics: Healthcare Office Management, Industry Update

Is Your Practice Ready for Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs)?

Posted by Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Implementation Manager on Dec 9, 2019 10:23:57 AM

Do you have your insurance card? Asking this question is a routine practice when patients present at a provider’s office or facility. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to issue new cards with a new contract year.

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Topics: Healthcare Office Management, Specialty-Specific EHR, Regulatory Updates, Industry Update

Appropriate Use Criteria Changes: What You Need to Know for 2020

Posted by Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Implementation Manager on Dec 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It is hard to believe that the end of another year is just around the corner. This is a busy time in healthcare. CMS will soon release the Final Rules and confirm changes to the reimbursement and reporting guidelines for 2020. Not all changes impact each specialty in the same way. But there is one change that will impact many of Practice EHR practices.

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Topics: Healthcare Office Management, Regulatory Updates, Industry Update