Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, CDIP, writes about the challenges faced in OB hospitalist practices and which procedures and services to focus on for coding, billing, and documentation.
Coding managers cannot always monitor every guideline update or coding-related issue targeted by the Office of Inspector General. Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA, CHPS, reviews what a coding manager can do during a coding audit and how to implement a plan.
Insufficient documentation caused most improper payments for retinal photocoagulation payments reviewed in a Comprehensive Error Rate Testing study, according to the January 2016 Medicare Quarterly Compliance Newsletter.
Q: We have an off-campus, provider-based department that is “non-excepted,” so we have to report modifier –PN (nonexcepted service provided at an off-campus outpatient, provider-based department of a hospital). Is that just for the services that would be paid under the OPPS if the department were “excepted”?