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2017

01-06-17 To Disclose or Not to Disclose

01-13-17 NAMAS Launches CEMA Credential

01-27-17 Clinical Documentation Improvement

02-03-17 Prescription Drug Management

02-10-17 Profit Depends on Efficiency

02-17-17 Focus Results on Documentation

02-24-17 Documentation: Carrying Forward or Ineffective Use of Templates?

03-03-17 False Claims Act Penalties Rise

03-10-17 Auditing Neurologic Exams

03-17-17 Getting Serious About Compliance

03-24-17 Asbys Law of Requisite Variety

03-31-17 Consultation or Transfer of Care

04-07-17 Leadership vs Management

04-14-17 Laceration Repairs

04-21-17 Sanction Screening and Evaluating Employee Suitability

04-28-17 Neck: Supple

05-05-17 If Not a Consultation, What is it?

05-12-17 Diagnosing, Documenting and Coding for Radiculopathy

05-19-17 Outpatient PT Changes Effective June 13, 2017

05-26-17 The Big Myth: "If It Isn't Written, It Wasn't Done

06-02-17 Expanded Diabetes Prevention Plan Begins January 1, 2018

06-09-17 Don't Overlook Diagnosis Codes During Coding Audits

06-16-17 Auditing Incident-To Services

06-23-17 Inpatient Compliance: Split/Shared Services

07-07-17 Telemedicine: The Next Frontier in Care Delivery

07-14-17 How to Respond to a Ransomware Attack

07-21-17 Reimbursement in Pennsylvania May Impact Reimbursement for the Rest of the Country

07-28-17 Auditing Vaccines

08-04-2017 Case Law Update

08-11-2017 Auditing Prolonged E/M Services

08-18-2017 The Incredible Disappearing Consultation

08-25-2017 Changes to the Medicare Appeals Process

09-01-2017 2017 Physical Therapy E/M Codes

09-15-2017 Copy & Paste




2016


1-15-16 - HEENT
1-29-16 Opioid Abuse
2-5-16 The Assurance of Quality Assurance
2-12-16 Inpatient vs. Observation
2-19-16 Patient HPI
2-26-16 Cerumen Removal
3-4-16 Modifier 24 Usage
3-11-16 Verifying Regulatory Guidance
3-18-16 TCM, CCM and Clinical Staff
3-25-16 Auditing Smoking Cessation
4-1-16 Who Audits the Auditor
4-8-16 Amending the Medical Record
4-29-16 Detailed Exams
5-6-16 Incident-to Billing
5-13-16 Using the Right Diagnosis
5-20-16 Pass Through Billing & Shared Labs
5-27-16 Medicare Physicals
6-3-16 Is Your EMR Making You Look Like a Bad Doctor?
6-10-16 Medical Necessity and Its Impact on E/M Services
6-17-16 Comparative Billing Reports
6-24-16 Auditing Services by Teaching Physicians
7-1-16 Demystifying the 7th Character in ICD-10
7-8-16 2017 ICD-10 Updates
7-15-16 Compliance Plans: The Truth About Templates
7-22-16 MACRA & MIPS
7-29-16 Modifier 22
8-5-16 History of Present Illness
8-12-16 When the Government Tries to Change the Rules
8-19-16 Chief Complaint
8-26-16 Don't Underestimate Patient Complexity
9-2-16 Little Things People Hate About Their Colleagues
9-9-16 Who Can It Be Knocking At Your Door?
9-16-16 Wound Measurement and Debridement Auditing
9-23-16 Documentation Rules Vs. Guidelines
9-30-16 Medicare Condition Code 44
10-7-16 Is Your Practice in Need of a Wellness Visit?
10-14-16 Injections and Infusions
10-21-16 First Listed Diagnosis
10-28-16 Auditing Same Day Psychotherapy & E/M Services
11-4-16 the APSO Note
11-11-16 Medical Cloning in EHRs
11-18-16 Preventive Medical Services
11-25-16 PAMA
12-02-16 Risk Adjustment & HCC Coding
12-16-16 2017 Physical Therapy CPT Updates
12-30-16 False Claims Recoveries
2015

1-9-15 - Accessing Your Risk
1-16-15 - Overview of ER Auditing
1-23-15 - ER Encounter-The History
1-30-15 - ER Record Through the Audit Process
2-6-15 - Evaluate Medical Decision Making (MDM)
2-13-15 - ER Score the Note
2-20-15 - Auditing for Biopsies vs. Excisions
2-27-15 - Auditing Hydration, Infusions, Injections and Chemotherapy
3-6-15 - Incident-to Billing
3-13-15 - Auditing Smoking Cessation Services
3-20-15 - Critical Care
3-27-15 - Guidance for Modifier 24 Usage
4-3-15 - Reporting Arthrocentesis with Ultrasound Guidance in 2015
4-10-15 - Auditing Cerumen Removal Services
4-17-15 - How to Build a Compliance Plan for Billing Incident to Services
4-24-15 - Is Your Compliance Plan Up to Date
5-1-15 - Is Your Record Keeping OSHA Compliant
5-7-15 - Finding the Critical Need in Critical Care
5-12-15 - Auditing Time Documentation for PT Services
5-22-15 - Smartphones aren't so HIPAA Smart
6-5-15 - Evaluating the Visit as the Patient
6-12-15 - Compliance Policies & Incident-to
6-19-15 - Have You Heard of H.R. 2652
6-26-15 - Use a Productivity Analysis to Drive Your Audit Plan
7-3-15 - Documentation Requirements for Billing Closed Fracture Care
7-10-15 i Individualized Quality Control Plans
7-17-15 - Chemotherapy and Infusion Services
7-24-15 - Infusion Therapy
7-31-15 - Understanding Your Risk
8-7-15 - Plan to Audit Your CCM Services
8-14-15 - Modifier 24
8-21-15 - Chief Complaint
8-28-15 - Time-Based Services
9-4-15 - IPPE Coding
9-11-15 - ICD-10 13 Days and Counting
9-18-15 - ICD-10 8 Days and Counting
9-25-15 - Watch out for ROS that isn't really ROS
10-2-15 - Transitional Care Management (TCM)
10-9-15 - Auditing Mental Health Services
10-16-15 - Steps to Follow When Auditing for Incident To Services
10-23-15 - HIPAA Business Associates
11-6-15 - Keeping Your Auditing Skills Sharp
11-13-15 - Auditing EM Services by Teaching Physicians
11-20-15 - And Again, Another Thought on E&M Services
11-27-15 - Auditing Preventive vs. Problem-Oriented (Sick) Visits
12-4-15
12-18-15 - What you need to know about fracture codes in ICD-10


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