Vacation Coverage, Medical Leave Coverage,
and Backlog Coding

On occasion, practices find themselves without a coder due to vacations, illness/medical issues, or turnover. Their absence can create a backlog resulting in peaks and valleys in collections, claims being denied since they pass the timely filing due date, excessive overtime expenses, staff burnout and fatigue-related errors.

The Coding Network can help prevent or diminish your backlog and/or temporarily fill-in for your coder while they are out of the office. Since we do not require any minimums, The Coding Network can supplement your current coding efforts whenever the need arises. All you need to do is have a contract in place with us and when a coder is out or backlog arises (or better yet, before a backlog occurs), we can step in and help clear up your queue.

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Medicare fraud by All Saints Anesthesiologists

October 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Medicare fraud by All Saints Anesthesiologists

From 2011 to somewhere around 2014, Ascension All Saints Hospital’s contracted anesthesiology aggregate efficiently overbilled Medicare and Medicaid for many dollars, as indicated by a government claim. It was brought by an informant who trusts […]

Update: CMS’s Proposed Changes to the Physician Fee Schedule for 2019

October 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Update: CMS’s Proposed Changes to the Physician Fee Schedule for 2019

Following up on our September 4th, 2018 post “MGMA Opposes Proposal to Consolidate E/M Codes”, The Coding Network has been actively tracking the status of the sweeping changes to the Physician Fee Schedule for 2019 proposed […]

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Stuart Doctor Charged in Twenty-Six Count Federal Health Care Fraud Indictment

October 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Stuart Doctor Charged in Twenty-Six Count Federal Health Care Fraud Indictment

A specialist has been accused of submitting social insurance misrepresentation out of her training in Stuart, Florida. The U.S. Lawyer for the Southern District of Florida, Shimon R. Richmond, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Division […]

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Medicaid and Medicare Telehealth Payments Fails to Meet Medicare Requirements

October 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Medicaid and Medicare Telehealth Payments Fails to Meet Medicare Requirements

OIG reviewed 191,118 Medicare paid distant-site telehealth claims, totaling $13.8 million, that did not have corresponding originating-site claims. The watchdog agency then reviewed provider supporting documentation to determine whether the services met Medicare’s requirements for […]