Medicare Recovery Auditors will review claims submitted by inpatient psychiatric facilities to ensure that billed services are medically reasonable and necessary, according to a recent Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter.
Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS , describes how internal reviews can be used to identify repeated coding errors and prevent payment penalties due to Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) and hospital-acquired conditions (HAC).
Joe Rivet, Esq, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO , summarizes findings from recent Office of Inspector General audits that highlight improper billing of high-level inpatient stays. He also outlines steps hospitals can take to prevent billing errors due to upcoding.
Approximately 1.5% of the general population sees a primary care physician each year for treatment of chest pain symptoms, according to Family Practice . In this article, Sarah Nehring, RHIT, CCS, CCDS , breaks down potentially confusing ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for chest pain and angina. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.