About Us – Coding Network, LLC

Our Vision and Mission

The Coding Network, L.L.C. was established in 1995 on the concept that accurate professional and facility coding is mission-critical in today’s healthcare providers’ revenue cycle. Accurate coding is pivotal to improving reimbursement and is an essential component of compliance. The company’s founders and owners, Mark Babst and Neal Green, have a combined 70+ years of experience in the medical coding and billing environment. After very successful careers in academic and private medical practice and hospital management experience and 19 years of successfully providing coding and billing services to prestigious university medical centers via their prior company, they created The Coding Network to respond to the expanding demand for the accurate subspecialty coding required by Federal and state compliance regulations.

Our vision when creating The Coding Network was to be the most respected medical coding company in the nation. With so many of our competitors off-shoring their coding to third-world countries, that vision has expanded to be the best in the world.

Our talented coders and their work is pivotal for the accurate reimbursement of the patient-care services provided by our physician-clients. Each member of The Coding Network’s team has the responsibility to put our clients’ interests first, to provide accuracy in coding, superior service, and to always act with the highest level of personal and professional integrity.

We know we operate in a world of choice. Clients demand more of a company and have the power to choose and change; we further empower this by not requiring any minimums or exclusive arrangements. This gives our physician-clients total control and keeps us laser-focused on accuracy.

Consistent delivery of coding accuracy in a timely manner is crucial to earning and keeping our physician-clients’ respect and business. The Coding Network has the skills and experience to help our physician and hospital clients meet the challenges of an increasingly complex reporting-and-reimbursement environment. Key to turning this vision into reality is putting the client at the center of our solar system. By effectively aligning people, skills, processes, finance, and an entire organization to focus on the client, we can grow to understand their needs at a molecular level, offer greater value, and ultimately exceed expectations at every touchpoint.

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eClinicalWorks Fined For Failing To Comply With DOJ Settlement Agreement

August 7th, 2018|Comments Off on eClinicalWorks Fined For Failing To Comply With DOJ Settlement Agreement

The Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services fined eClinicalWorks $132K for violating a 2017 agreement which had required them to report patient safety issues with its EHR in a timely manner.

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OIG Estimates Medicare Improper Payments at $3.7 million

August 6th, 2018|Comments Off on OIG Estimates Medicare Improper Payments at $3.7 million

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviewed 191,118 Medicare paid distant-site telehealth claims, totaling $13.8 million, that lacked corresponding originating-site claims. The watchdog agency then reviewed provider supporting documentation of these claims to determine if the services met Medicare’s requirements for reimbursement. 31% of […]

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Medicare Cuts For Academic Hospitals

August 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Medicare Cuts For Academic Hospitals

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Evaluation & Management Coding Handbook 2018

August 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Evaluation & Management Coding Handbook 2018

According to CMS, Evaluation and management (E/M) codes are the most frequently reported—and the most audited. In a study referred to by CMS, the OIG noted that 42% of claims for E/M services were incorrectly coded. Medicare reports a […]