Remote Medical Coding

Outsourcing Medical Coding: The Key Advantages for Healthcare Providers

By |2024-02-08T22:21:06+00:00February 8th, 2024|

Amid the complex labyrinth of healthcare administration, one area stands as a beacon of efficiency and cost-effectiveness—outsourcing medical coding. It brings an exhaustive list of benefits ranging from unburdening clinicians, reducing compliance exposure, minimizing claim denials, and optimizing revenue capture.  This post dives into the compelling reasons why outsourcing medical coding can improve operations, maximize [...]

Picking the Right Coding Vendor

By |2020-05-28T18:29:11+00:00May 21st, 2020|

Picking the right coding vendor can be challenging.  There so many options and they all tell you they offer accurate coding to ensure revenue optimization and compliance risk minimization.  To help you select the right coding vendor, we have compiled some considerations to help narrow down your decision. Always ask if the codes that they [...]

Generalist Coders – A Fallacy

By |2020-05-28T18:30:28+00:00May 21st, 2020|

There is no such thing as a coder who knows it all. If your coder claims to be able to code every specialty, and you let them, you might want to get your checkbook ready to pay back some recoupments.  There are over 70,000 ICD-10 codes and 10,000 CPT codes. The wealth of knowledge is [...]

Split Model Service Providers (Medical Coding Vendors with Offshore and Onshore Operations)

By |2020-05-28T18:31:39+00:00May 21st, 2020|

A troubling trend in the medical coding industry is a misleading split model where companies will have resources both onshore and abroad but not disclose which personnel are performing the services.  Some use their domestic resources almost exclusively for client facing interactions, such as sales and operations, but send all of the coding work to [...]

Why Cross-Training Medical Coders Can Get You In Trouble

By |2020-04-16T21:24:01+00:00April 16th, 2020|

Cross training sounds like it should work. A coder is a coder.  Why pay a new coder to work on Orthopedics when you have two OB/GYN coders with extra capacity? The job title is the same, the job itself is the same, the software/system access/workflow are the same.  Yet this thinking can get a practice [...]

Medicare’s ICD-10-CM Grace Period ENDS in only 5 weeks…

By |2020-04-13T06:21:30+00:00September 8th, 2016|

After Oct. 1st, your currently paid claims can suddenly turn into denials After the ICD-10-CM transitional grace period, Medicare will no longer pay claims with diagnosis codes that are CLOSE to accurate. And to make it worse, payers haven't been telling you what's wrong with the claims you've submitted incorrectly, so fixing the problem can [...]

Medical Billing Codes Key to Fraud Case Against 2 Erie Oral Surgeons

By |2020-04-13T06:43:01+00:00August 8th, 2016|

John F. Lehrian, who is retired, and David E. Palo, of what was known as Lehrian & Palo Oral Surgery, 100 State St., pleaded not guilty to federal charges that they the defrauded insurance companies of more than $323,000. They were indicted July 12 on charges of health care fraud. The government is alleging Lehrian [...]

Transition to ICD-10 easier than expected(ICD-10 slowdown of 14%)

By |2020-04-13T06:31:01+00:00June 20th, 2016|

The extreme predictions about the negative effects of moving to ICD-10 just didn’t happen. Now, over eight months later, one of the country's leading organizations which has been tracking the ICD-10 transition says that there have been minimal effects at best. Read the full story here:

Effects of ICD-10 on Coding Production – Example from MGMA Community

By |2020-04-13T06:30:53+00:00January 12th, 2016|

Now that ICD-10 has been rolled out, medical coding companies are feeling its effects. The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and its affiliates are having to recreate their processes in order to account for the vast increase in the number and variety of codes. What was once a simple system with a mere 13,000 codes is [...]

Keyboarding Injury? ICD-10’s Got That Covered

By |2020-04-13T06:30:43+00:00November 19th, 2015|

The much delayed launch of ICD-10 code implementation finally occurred on Oct        1st, 2015. The new International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10 inflates coding options by the thousands and requires more specificity than ever before. Among the standards, the new injury codes expanded to include some pretty crazy ways people have been [...]