Did you know there’s a competition to determine the “best” coder? The 2nd Annual ICD-10 Coding Contest took place July 14 - August 11, 2017. Central Learning sponsored the coding competition and recruited coders from all over the nation to participate in coding a total of 1,636 real medical record cases. Ninety-nine percent of the participants were certified coders. The inpatient coders who participated had an average of 14.3 years coding experience while the outpatient coder experience averaged 9.9 years.
With Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) being the largest employee-owned revenue cycle management company in the country, our biggest strength is the people that work here.
We recently announced we've invited, John Nulty, a healthcare revenue cycle solution veteran, to lead our national sales team as Vice President of Business Solutions.
We’ve all experienced both love and hate for something, admit it. I confess, I continue to experience a love-hate relationship with Denials. Let me explain.
The healthcare industry is maturing to meet the demands of the country’s aging population. As Americans grow older, they consume more healthcare services. Not surprisingly, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports medical coding is expected to grow by 15 percent in the coming years.
HRG optimizes business development territories to better serve client need.
Capturing maximum E/M revenue should always be the goal while coding major surgeries and modifier 57 can help.
New legislation (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) requires CMS to remove Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards by April 2019.
ICD-10 mirrors Y2K; speculation and anxiety surrounding new changes and the unknown. Just like Y2K, we all survived without catastrophic meltdown.
HRG to supply PFS solutions to HTH network of rural hospitals and east coast providers.
It is hard to ignore the increase in Accountable Care Organizations' (ACOs) popularity in urban America, but how do ACOs fit in rural America?
VA healthcare efforts and supporting military veterans is built into the core of HRG...
Achieving a better night sleep and less work stress could definitely be added as the seventh and eighth reason to audit this year, but we suspect those will come as benefits to addressing the six reasons to audit in 2017.
The ability to focus on providing quality care for patients and not get caught in the web of navigating revenue cycle complications is more of a struggle than ever. To best serve healthcare providers facing these new challenges, HRG has increased their reach by adding James Lezzer and Mark Cordova, revenue cycle specialists, to HRG's business development team.
Whether you're facing a backlog associated with growing lag days or discharged not final-billed (DNFB), you're preparing for an Electronic Health Records (EHR) conversion, expanding your service line, or there are geographic obstacles preventing you from finding all the internal coding resources you need... outsourcing can be the answer you're looking for.
41% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions every January and on average one third are able to maintain their resolution through March.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid announced last October the award of a new round of contracts for the Medicare Fee-for-Service Recovery Audit.
With the tedium of detail and legal jargon contained in the MACRA legislation (over 2,000 pages in the final release), how are small and mid-sized organizations supposed to keep up with all the requirements?
Have you ever wondered how to capture appropriate levels of evaluation and management when counseling or coordination of care dominates the majority of a visit? There are some simple tips to remember when billing time-based EM codes.
As you may have heard, the permanent doc fix is here, MACRA (Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act).
The new legislation emphasizes quality by replacing a quilt work of existing programs. It also adds an additional category, Clinical Practice Improvement Activities, and places all programs under one Quality Payment Program (QPP) umbrella.
The start of the new year is a great time to evaluate your facility’s past performance, identifying areas of excellence and areas for improvement. After evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each department and your revenue cycle, crafting a set of resolutions can help you achieve optimal results and surpass prior year’s successes.