As well all know the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for medical coding companies. We use it for coding epidemiology and health management as well as clinical purposes. Continue reading
Not so long ago, before the health information exchange, sitting in a waiting room at a doctors’ office there would be patients nervously clutching huge files of paperwork ready to show the doctor. This was their life in terms of health care and it was up to the doctor to decipher the seemingly endless array of medications taken or surgeries performed. Continue reading
In 2003, Congress created the Recovery Audit (RAC) program to help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) find and recover improper payments made by providers of Medicare and Medicaid. It took years, but it was finally implemented nationwide in 2009. Since then, the Recovery Audit program has been under some scrutiny, some calling it a witch hunt and others actually calling it RAC Fraud.
When you need reliable, medical record coding audit services in Chicago, turn to Chicago-based Professional Dynamic Network to assist with standardized audits, compliance for government Medicaid and Medicare audits, RAC audits, internal auditing or for assistance with correct ICD-10 coding implementation and auditing protocols. Continue reading
A medical coding services association is the medical body which hands out medical coding certifications to aspiring medical coders. It is an authorized standardizing organization which conducts trainings, courses, and exams for professional medical coding. Continue reading
Following EHR privacy and security electronic health records regulations or HIPAA compliance can be a daunting task for medical organizations, hospitals, clinics or even for private practices.
ICD medical coding services has been the standard for efficient medical billing, medical information exchanges, and medical statistical collaboration in the field of health and medicine.
An acronym for International Classification of Diseases, ICD is a type of comprehensive medical classification that is officially published by the World Health Organization. It traces its roots back to as early as the 1990s wherein the first official version of ICD – erstwhile known as The International List of Causes of Death – was released. To date, ICD has achieved its tenth revision and is now commonly known as ICD-10. Continue reading
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protocols regulate the information and transmission of patient health records data. This system requires healthcare providers to implement data security measures so they fulfill the regulations from the government, prevent any kind of theft of any information stored on the healthcare record, and guarantee patient privacy. Continue reading
Medical records coding certification provides the evidence that a medical coder holds skills and experience covering the basic coding standards and knowledge that is indispensable for working in various medical environments. Continue reading