The proposed changes to Medicare policies and payment in 2020 were released today. They can be accessed at the following sites:
Physician Payment: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2019-16041.pdf
OPPS Payment: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2019-16107.pdf

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ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Additions to Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR)
Programs National Coverage Decision
CMS has added the following diagnosis codes to NCD 20.31 - Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR) Programs:

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ZHealth Launches New Cardiovascular Software That Improves Both Documentation and Coding Accuracy

September 20, 2018 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week, ZHealth unveiled Etch™, the first-ever software platform that successfully addresses both the documentation and the coding challenges of complex cardiovascular procedures. Etch™ will be launched at the 2018 American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) convention in Miami Beach, Florida.

“From our 18 years of consulting, we found that only about half of these cases are accurately coded by hospitals. The average under-coding can be $140 to $200 per case, and that is just for Medicare reimbursement,” said Dr. David Zielske, president of ZHealth.

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ACR Gains Reversal on Bone Biopsy NCCI Edits

Full Article Here

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Electrocardiographic Claim Edits

Jul 3, 2018 4:40:37 PM

Electrocardiographic Claim Edits

A system edit has been turned off that was rejecting and denying claims for certain electrocardiographic services for services processed on/after 7/31/2017 through 6/14/2018. Affected claims will be reprocessed by the MAC. If you have questions, please contact your MAC provider contact center.

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AAPC HealthCon 2018 Winners!

Apr 18, 2018 11:34:41 AM

Congrats to our AAPC HealthCon winners from last week!

Helena Polk, CPC - CIRCC Study Guide
Gary Chan, MD - Interventional Radiology Coding Reference
Linda King, CPC, CPCO, CPC-I, CCVTC, CEMC, CGSC- Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Coding Reference
Sheila Russell - Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiovascular Coding Reference
Kelly Brian - Cardiothoracic Surgery Coding Reference
Dana Dayries, CPC - Diagnostic Radiology Coding Reference

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Job Posting

Dec 29, 2016 2:04:00 AM

ADVOCATE, a growing Fortune 5000 healthcare medical billing company, is looking for a part-time Interventional Radiology Medical Coder.

ADVOCATE Radiology Billing & Reimbursement Specialists is an innovative leader in the national radiology reimbursement and management sector of healthcare. We contribute outstanding technical insight with client-friendly services to help our clients achieve optimal top line revenue performance. Visit www.radadvocate.com for more information.

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2016 NCCI Revision Announcement

Jan 13, 2016 12:01:28 AM

NCCI Edit Manual Revised in 2016 to Allow Billing Mammography Post Breast Intervention Performed with Stereotactic Guidance.

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Job Posting

Dec 31, 2015 2:04:37 AM

ADVOCATE, a growing Fortune 5000 healthcare medical billing company, is looking for an Interventional Radiology Medical Coder and an Oncology Coder.

ADVOCATE Radiology Billing & Reimbursement Specialists is an innovative leader in the national radiology reimbursement and management sector of healthcare. We contribute outstanding technical insight with client-friendly services to help our clients achieve optimal top line revenue performance. Visit www.radadvocate.com for more information.

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Job Posting

Jul 2, 2015 11:59:41 AM

ADVOCATE Radiology Billing & Reimbursement Specialists is an innovative leader in the national radiology reimbursement and management sector of the US healthcare industry. Through our integrated family of solutions, we contribute outstanding technical insight with client-friendly services to help our clients achieve optimal top line revenue performance. Visit www.radadvocate.com for more information. 

Location: Clarksville, TN and Powell, Ohio (Possible Remote Position) 

If you are interested, please send your resume to amy.shears@radadvocate.com

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