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02Oct 2017

Chicago, IL –October 2, 2017-  MedKoder, LLC has been ranked as No. 19 among 75 healthcare suppliers by Modern Healthcare’s 2017 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winner rankings is available here. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring ranked lists of all the winners along with the […]

14Sep 2017

September 14, 2017 On August 9th, 2017, 419 codes were added, 273 codes were revised codes and 123 codes are being deleted. In addition, on April 14, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published proposed changes to ICD-10, along with the proposed hospital inpatient prospective payment system rule. These changes are effective […]

23Aug 2017

Midwest health plan recovered over $5K per ACA member after a pilot of MedKoder’s Risk Adjustment Management Technology Health plans and health systems are financially dependent upon the specific documentation of each individual patient’s diagnoses as classified within the highly specific CMS Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) system and the management of those conditions. Failure to […]

10Aug 2017

August 10, 2017 Risk Adjustment Validation (RADV) audits have two main purposes, to ensure contracts have met CMS’ submission requirements, and to validate HCC codes by ensuring the submitted diagnoses are supported by medical documentation. If selected by CMS for a RADV audit, a mistake in either one of these areas can have severe financial […]

27Jul 2017

Is implementation taking too long with your Risk Adjustment Vendor? Choose one that makes it simple. Health systems and health plans are constantly inundated with technologies that promise a quick and easy implementation. However, all too often, these same technologies require intensive, costly IT support, which lengthens the project’s timing. Luckily, there is an easier […]

17Jul 2017

Live Webinar: How to Maximize Your Risk Adjustment Timeline Wed, August 9, 2017 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT CLICK TO SIGN UP FOR WEBINAR The CMS deadline is approaching for Medicare Advantage patient claims. On January 31, 2018, patient claims for the year 2016 will no longer be accepted by CMS. Now is the […]

06Jul 2017

July 6, 2017 True or False: Contract Coding is Too Expensive True. Are you sure? While at first glance the hourly rate of a contract coder versus one you would hire internally appears to be more expensive, there are some other factors that come into play to make these numbers closer than you might think. […]

22Jun 2017

June 22, 2017 Quality health care is incomplete without the accuracy and completion of the medical record and the corresponding coding. To ensure the medical records are 100% accurately coded, it is important to complete a medical coding audit. Here are the top 10 reasons to conduct an external audit in 2017: With the increased […]

08Jun 2017

June 8, 2017 Chart reviews can be useful in uncovering common documentation errors that impact both Medicare Advantage payments and potentially patient care. However, many healthcare organizations across the country are getting penalized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) based on the medical record data they are submitting, due to inaccurate/missing HCCs or risk adjustment […]

25May 2017

MedKoder is excited to return to HFMA ANI this year in Orlando, FL, June 25-27, 2017.  Join us at Sunday’s Opening Reception and in the exhibit hall on Monday and Tuesday at MedKoder Booth #813. Are you on social media? Don’t forget to use the conference hashtag, #HFMA2017ANI, and follow MedKoder’s socials to keep up with […]