Peoples Health Network received an estimated $3.3 million in overpayments between 2015 and 2016 for incorrectly billing ICD-10-CM codes from high-risk groups, according to a recent audit by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).
In an industry that changes both quickly and frequently, keeping staff educated is important not only for your healthcare system, but for your employees’ professional growth. Catherine Sheika, BSN, RN, CCDS, writes about coding and team-building games that make even the driest topics more engaging.
Coders in acute care facilities must be comfortable assigning ICD-10-CM/PCS codes for abortions. Sarah Nehring, BS, RHIT, CCS, CCDS , breaks down ICD-10-CM/PCS codes for spontaneous and induced abortions and related complications.
A handful of new ICD-10-CM/PCS codes took effect April 1. Read up on the updates and CMS’ process for implementing code changes biannually. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.