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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Florida AG Arrests Dentist and Office Manager for More Than $50,000 in Medicaid Fraud

February 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Florida AG Arrests Dentist and Office Manager for More Than $50,000 in Medicaid Fraud

Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Pembroke Pines Police Department arrested a dentist and their office manager for defrauding the Medicaid program out of more than $50,000.

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Bucks County dentist charged with $1.5M Medicaid fraud

February 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Bucks County dentist charged with $1.5M Medicaid fraud

Ilya Babiner, a Bucks County dentist, was charged Wednesday with 55 third-degree felony counts. Allegedly, the dentist filed a number of claims to the Medical Assistance Program between 2014 and 2016 seeking compensation for $1.5 […]

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Scripps will pay $1.5M to settle billing fraud case

January 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Scripps will pay $1.5M to settle billing fraud case

Scripps Health in San Diego has agreed to settle allegations it violated the False Claims Act (paying $1.5 million), according to the Department of Justice. This resolves the allegations that Scripps had billed Medicare and […]

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CPT 2018 Changes for Orthopaedic Surgery

January 15th, 2018|Comments Off on CPT 2018 Changes for Orthopaedic Surgery

CPT 2018 Changes for Orthopaedic Surgery: It’s all about that Spine……almost

By Heidi Stout, CPC, COSC, CCS-P

 

Not much will change for orthopaedic surgery coding in 2018.  Most of the changes in CPT 2018 to the Musculoskeletal […]