HIM Coding: Modifier 25 Usage

We can all learn the definition of Modifier 25,  “Significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management [E/M] service by the same physician or other qualified health care professional on the same day of the procedure or other service,” but do we really understand the meaning of it?

What if you could stop claim denials in their tracks?

Managing claim denials is essential in the revenue cycle, recouping lost healthcare revenues and maximizing reimbursements. So what if you could stop (or at least reduce) claim denials in their tracks?

Contagious Excellence at HRG Inspires Leadership Expansion

HRG’s culture celebrates excellence. Our employee-owners’ excellence has driven growth and created a stimulating environment of innovation and service,” says, HRG President, Greg West. “This has driven a broader strategy requiring new leadership positions and additional business development across the country.” 

CMS Broadens Scope of Medical Student Documentation

Implemented on March 5, 2018, CMS relaxed the teaching physician guidelines to allow for broader usage of medical student documentation.  Previously, CMS restricted student documentation to solely recording the review of systems (ROS) and past medical, family, and social history (PFSH). The teaching physician would need to document or re-document any other aspects of the visit.  The update allows the teaching physician to utilize the student’s documentation of the entire visit. 

What's the Big Deal with Being a "Best Place to Work?"

Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) was recently notified by Modern Healthcare, that we had been selected as one of their 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. In 2017 and 2016, we were awarded similar recognitions by Fortune magazine and have been awarded several regional awards for the same reason. This is an honor we are extremely proud of and have worked diligently to achieve.

Top Coder Competition Creates Benchmarks for Coding Industry

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.

Healthcare Resource Group Welcomes New VP

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.

On-Demand Coding: Don't Sacrifice

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.