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BENEFICIARY NOTICES INITIATIVE (BNI)

BENEFICIARY NOTICES INITIATIVE (BNI)

Both Medicare beneficiaries and providers have certain rights and protections related to financial liability and appeals under the Fee-for-Service (FFS) Medicare and the Medicare Advantage (MA) Programs. These financial liability and appeal rights and protections are...

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PATIENTS OVER PAPERWORK…new CMS initiative

PATIENTS OVER PAPERWORK…new CMS initiative

At CMS, our top priority is putting patients first. CMS Administrator Seema Verma launched the “Patients over Paperwork” initiative, which is in accord with President Trump’s Executive Order that directs federal agencies to “cut the red tape” to reduce burdensome...

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Simplifying Documentation Requirements

Simplifying Documentation Requirements

As part of our Patients over Paperwork Initiative, Medicare is simplifying documentation requirements so that you spend less time on paperwork, allowing you to focus more on your patients and less on confusing and time-consuming claims documentation. We’ve made...

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TO VAPE or NOT TO VAPE

TO VAPE or NOT TO VAPE

VAPING is sweeping the landscape and causing numerous unforeseen issues! I’ve compiled some links that can possibly direct you in finding out more information! From The New York Times… “More than three-fourths of those sickened are male, health...

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OFFICIAL CODING GUIDANCE per VAPING, from the CDC

OFFICIAL CODING GUIDANCE per VAPING, from the CDC

From the CDC… (official diagnosis coding guidance) In a virtually unprecedented step, the CDC has issued ‘official diagnosis coding guidance’ on the subject of Vaping!   This is HUGE!   The purpose of this document is to provide official diagnosis...

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RESUMES — helpful tips

RESUMES — helpful tips

Job seekers typically spend hours creating, updating, seeking feedback and re-editing their resume, only to find that a recruiter spends less than seven seconds reviewing it.   In today’s Digital Age, this task is further complicated for applicants by companies and HR...

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5-12-2019—–JOB OPPORTUNITY!!  — CPC-A welcome!

5-12-2019—–JOB OPPORTUNITY!! — CPC-A welcome!

JOB OPPORTUNITY!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ —-ON SITE in either Pensacola, FL. or Panama City, FL.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Island Doctors still has HCC coding positions open in Pensacola FL and Panama City FL. This is a great opportunity for CPC-A...

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PAY-Per-CHART / Part-Time

PAY-Per-CHART / Part-Time

Some companies and some clients will allow coders to work ‘at their own pace’ and pay them so much per chart! What the pay scale is for each chart depends largely on the Specialty.   You may get small charts 4-5 pages and you could probably do 15 or 20 of...

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3-17-2019 — Medical Health Data Leak

3-17-2019 — Medical Health Data Leak

3-17-2019 — Medical Health Data Leak A health tech company was leaking thousands of doctor’s notes, medical records, and prescriptions daily after a security lapse left a server without a password. The little-known software company, California-based Meditab,...

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UCLA Health to pay $7.5M to Settle

UCLA Health to pay $7.5M to Settle

UCLA Health to pay $7.5M to settle data breach class-action caseMackenzie Garrity – Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 UCLA Health has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by patients after a data breach put their personal and health...

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BCBS VA Cuts 40 Workers

BCBS VA Cuts 40 Workers

Does anyone know what type(s) of jobs were cut?  Please respond in the comments below. VIRGINIA, MN – Approximately 40 positions are being eliminated from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield office in Virginia, the organization announced Thursday. In a statement, Jim...

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How much does YOUR CEO make???

How much does YOUR CEO make???

This is ALL Public Information! Becker’s Hospital Review: 20 highest paid healthcare CEOs of S&P 500 companies *** Becker’s Hospital Review:  17 of the highest-paid CEOs in healthcare *** FierceHealthcare: Health insurance CEOs earned $342.6M in 2017...

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JOB OPPORTUNITY — 03.07.19

JOB OPPORTUNITY — 03.07.19

FROM MY E-MAIL: Our company, CodingAID, is growing and we’re currently looking for a Lead FCS auditor. Here’s the description:    DESCRIPTION As the Lead Coding and Documentation Auditor, your primary role will be auditing inpatient and outpatient cases for code...

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JOB OPPORTUNITY!  03.07.19

JOB OPPORTUNITY! 03.07.19

From my email: Looking for experienced OB/GYN coders with Minimum 3 years Experience. ***REMOTE  POSITION***  CONTACT: Please email resume to: Becky.Alston@navigant.com Like...

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THE BASICS — RESEARCH is the KEY!

THE BASICS — RESEARCH is the KEY!

EACH and EVERY STEP of a Coding Career requires RESEARCH……LOTS and LOTS of RESEARCH AT THE BEGINNING: RESEARCH ‘what’ type of Medical Coding do you want to pursue? ….InPatient or OutPatient ….Facility or Professional....

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TELEHEALTH — An Overview

TELEHEALTH — An Overview

Some Helpful Links: CCHPCA: https://www.cchpca.org/about/about-telehealth Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/in-depth/telehealth/art-20044878 CATALYST: https://catalyst.nejm.org/what-is-telehealth/ E-VISIT:...

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Credentials & Credentialing Organizations

Credentials & Credentialing Organizations

~ AAPC — credentials are WIDELY RECOGNIZED and REQUESTED!  Established in 1988, this is now a GLOBAL organization that educates and credential Medical Coders, Billers, Auditors and Compliance Professionals, world-wide.  https://www.aapc.com/ ~AHIMA —...

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