Category: Miscellaneous Tips

Risk of COVID-19 Spoofing, Fraud

Health Departments, State Govts. At Risk of COVID-19 Spoofing, Fraud By Jessica Davis May 28, 2020 – Forty-four percent of state health departments and state governments do not have a published Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC), making these entities much more susceptible to domain spoofing and email fraud attempts, according to new Proofpoint…
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Prepare for a Healthcare Layoff

Prepare for a layoff in healthcare   Is your healthcare job in jeopardy? Look for these warning signs, and learn how you can rebound quickly. Megan Malugani, Monster contributor While the healthcare job market is relatively healthy, the industry is not immune to layoffs. Some healthcare workers still lose their jobs every month, and for…
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RIGHT to REPRESENT

CLARIFICATION:  What is  RIGHT to REPRESENT? A ‘term’ you may encounter in your job search — ‘Right to Represent’ Most all staffing agencies will use this as a means to keep organized when it comes to candidates or potential employees. Many times, several agencies will work for the same client,  when there are a large…
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HOW ARE ALLERGIES DIAGNOSED?

Allergies are diagnosed with skin tests and blood tests. Skin testing is considered the most accurate, but both skin and blood testing can detect a person’s sensitivity to common allergens such as pollen, mold, dust mites, medicines, foods, latex, or other substances. Skin testing is usually preferred but allergy blood tests may be performed if…
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ANTIHISTIMINES

Antihistamines The class of drugs used treat to allergic reactions is called antihistamines. Your body releases substances called histamines which attach to cells in the body, causing them to swell and leak fluid. This results in common allergy symptoms such as itching, sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. Antihistamines help prevent or relieve allergy symptoms…
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REALITY vs. YOUR PLAN

Within the JFAMC groups  … We do our VERY BEST to deal in REALITY! It may seem harsh, but REALITY frequently comes with some Scrapes and Scratches;  even some Bumps and Bruises! Some schools/training programs sold their clients/students a ‘Bill of Goods’ when they gave ‘guarantees’ that you could take this ‘fantastical 3-month course’ and:…
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DID YOU KNOW?? — General Documentation Guidelines — H&P

  GENERAL DOCUMENTATION GUIDELINES HISTORY & PHYSICAL: Document in DIAGNOSIS FORM the REASON for Inpatient Admission  The cause of presenting symptom(s)  If cause not definitive, indicate “suspected”, “possible”, “likely”  Clarify, after testing, any suspected diagnoses eliminated  

DID YOU KNOW — terminology — The Physician Query

THE PHYSICIAN QUERY A tool for Certified Coders, HIM Professionals and Clinical Documentation Specialists to clarify any clinical documentation that is conflicting, nonspecific or missing. The query helps to establish a diagnosis which more accurately reflects the patient’s severity of illness and risk of mortality. The more complete the documentation the better the medical record…
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DID YOU KNOW — Quick Reference Guide

DID YOU KNOW — Quick Reference Guide Acronyms CMS                       Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services HCPCS                  Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System E/M                       Evaluation and management PPACA                  Patient protection and Affordable Care Act   Modifiers -22   Indicates the service was greater than usual and requires increased physician work above and beyond normal. -23   Used by an…
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JFAMC — TIP for Volunteering to Gain Experience

JFAMC — TIP for Volunteering to Gain Experience Gaining a foothold in the HIM/Coding/Billing world of employment can be a CHALLENGE! SUGGESTION!  Many churches and faith-based organizations operate Indigent Clinics within a Volunteer-frame-work.  Meaning, that ALL personnel are VOLUNTEERS. Physicians/RN’s-LVN’s-LPN’s/CNA’s/Pharmacists/Rad Techs, etc. are ALL VOLUNTEERING their time and expertise for citizens who are down-on-their-luck or…
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