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Does ICD-10 Coding for Migrane Give You a Headache?

Migraine

A common neurological disorder, migraine ends up giving the patient a terrible headache. Migraines can be triggered due to various reasons including hormonal changes in women, stress, skipped meals, loud noises, lack of sleep, bright lights, withdrawal from caffeine and cigarettes, amongst others. Headaches of this type can and usually are accompanied by feelings of nausea,

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Maternal – Fetal Medicine Billing and CPT Codes

Tremendous advances have been made in healthcare during pregnancy and child birth. From basic check-ups to advanced screenings, obstetrical procedures strive to ensure the safety and health of both the mother and the baby. Women planning to have a baby can start their medical check-ups pre conception and continue with regular check-ups right through the course of their pregnancy and after.

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ICD 10 Coding and Documentation for Dermatology

Clinical documentation has been around for centuries. There are records from the 18th and 19th centuries that show the detailed observation and findings recorded by doctors of that time. However, clinical documentation has undergone drastic changes over the years. In the early days, clinical documentation was used as a record of the patient’s diagnosis and treatment for future reference.

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The Difference between ICD 9 and ICD 10 Codes

ICD 9 codes were replaced by ICD 10 on October 01, 2015 as they had some inherent issues which were addressed and rectified in ICD 10.

However, it is important to understand that ICD 10 codes are not merely ICD 9 codes that have been increased in numbers or volume; ICD 10 codes with changes in terminology and providing far more details are definitely more complex than ICD 9 codes.

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Key Differences Between Inpatient Coding and Outpatient Coding

One of the most important considerations during the medical billing and coding process is to choose whether the patient is an inpatient or an outpatient.  Based on the choice, the medical codes associated differ. 

At times, inexperienced medical coders may unintentionally misrepresent the patient status which could result in denied claims and even accusations of fraud.

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Population Health Strategies

Population Health Management Strategies

The basic goal of population health management is to manage the health of a defined population optimally by providing the right intervention(s) to the right people at the right time. Well-designed population health tools when implemented thoroughly, benefits the patient, makes workflow easier for the provider and keeps costs low for health systems and payers.

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MACRA

50% Practitioners not prepared for MACRA Quality Measures

It has been more than two years since Congress voted to enact the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and subsequent deadlines for various aspects of the law were issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

And yet, surveys conducted earlier this year and a few conducted more recently indicate that a large number of healthcare professionals are not familiar with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

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