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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$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 […]