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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Maryland Treatment Centers Agrees to Pay $500,000 to Resolve Allegations That It Submitted Claims for Services That Were Undocumented or Not Provided

November 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Maryland Treatment Centers Agrees to Pay $500,000 to Resolve Allegations That It Submitted Claims for Services That Were Undocumented or Not Provided

Maryland Treatment Centers has consented to pay the United States $500,000 to settle charges under the False Claims Act that it submitted false cases to the United States for psychological wellness and substance misuse benefits […]

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Clinician Letter Reducing Burden Documentation

November 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Clinician Letter Reducing Burden Documentation

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Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2019

November 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2019

Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2019

On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that includes updates […]

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CMS says it will recover $1B in ill-advised Medicare installments by 2020

November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on CMS says it will recover $1B in ill-advised Medicare installments by 2020

CMS said it is ready to hook back $1 billion from Medicare Advantage associations by 2020 through far reaching reviews, as indicated by a proposed standard.

Here are five things to know:

1. The standard, set to […]