Remote Medical Coding

All physicians, surgeons, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers need accurate medical coding and surgical coding for proper payment, but specialists are most acutely in need of precise coding to optimize their collections. Unfortunately, physicians themselves are often suboptimal coders. Coding is an entirely separate fund of knowledge from knowing how to deliver complex medical services. Expertise in one has nothing to do with the other. Our coding analyses have demonstrated this time and time again.

Secretaries and billing clerks are often assigned the additional task of surgical coding, yet they rarely have formal training in the clinical issues and complex rules regulations that accurate coding demands. Is it wise to delegate this crucial function to someone who is under trained, undersupervised and overworked? What other business delegates the most important financial and legal functions to the employee with the least formal training?

Medical school faculty practice plans, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, billing companies, and private medical practices of all sizes are among the many clients of THE CODING NETWORK, LLC. These organizations realize that proper medical coding and surgical coding directly relates to increases in their own bottom lines and compliance with the law.

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$65M False Claims Act Lawsuit Shows Need To Improve Coding & CDI Compliance

September 19th, 2018|Comments Off on $65M False Claims Act Lawsuit Shows Need To Improve Coding & CDI Compliance

In August, Ontario, Calif.- based Prime Healthcare Services paid $65 million to settle assertions it disregarded the False Claims Act by conceding patients who just required outpatient mind and participating in upcoding.

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AMA Releases 335 Coding Changes For 2019

September 14th, 2018|Comments Off on AMA Releases 335 Coding Changes For 2019

The American Medical Association has released the 2019 Current Procedural Terminology code set.

The code set was released Aug. 31, and the AMA announced the release Sept. 5.

Six things to know:

1. The new code set consists […]

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Detroit Podiatrist Goes To Prison for Health Care Fraud

September 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Detroit Podiatrist Goes To Prison for Health Care Fraud

A Detroit-territory podiatrist was condemned to 28 months in jail today for his investment in a $1 million plan including podiatry benefits that were charged to Medicare however were never rendered.

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AMA Releases 335 Coding Changes For 2019

September 7th, 2018|Comments Off on AMA Releases 335 Coding Changes For 2019

The American Medical Association has released the 2019 Current Procedural Terminology code set.

The code set was released Aug. 31, and the AMA announced the release Sept. 5.

Six things to know:

1. The new code set consists […]