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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 […]

03May 2017

Do you have the session schedule memorized? Are your bags packed? Are you getting excited now that HEALTHCON is less than 5 days away? If you answered, ‘yes,’ then we are all on the same page! The MedKoder team is excited to join you this year in Las Vegas for AAPC’s annual conference. In the […]

30Mar 2017

  International Excursion Yes! You just signed with an offshore vendor to take your confidential patient information on an international excursion. This company is certified. They have multiple years of experience. They have an over-abundance of medical coders contracted (so you know there will be coverage for your many medical records.) And to top it […]

23Feb 2017

February 23, 2017             As the healthcare industry turns toward the implementation of MACRA, providers are beefing up their data defenses in order to face the challenges of value-based reimbursement, clinical documentation improvement, and tracking chronic conditions. This creates a challenge due to the volume of charts that need to […]

31Jan 2017

January 31, 2017 As we are well into the new year, health systems, providers, and payers should assess their current risk adjustment process and plan to make improvements starting with documentation and coding, understanding CMS deadlines and rule updates, and analyzing final reports. Here are 5 tips to better manage and improve the risk adjustment process: […]