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
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
A medical records coding technician is a fully credentialed coder that performs general medical records coding securely while complying with HIPAA regulations and ISO-9000 standards. Our medical coding specialists at Professional Dynamic Network is an individual with the appropriate, verified credentials with the work experience to be a higher-level medical coder or medical biller that uses ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes for records and billing. Continue reading
Electronic health records security issues can pose problems for data security, patient safety and for regulatory compliance. There is a wide range of security issues that healthcare IT departments, hospitals, urgent care facilities, coders, auditors, management and other personnel face on a daily basis. Continue reading
In Chicago as elsewhere, a medical coder’s salary is commensurate with training, skill, performance and certifications. Professional Dynamic Network provides skilled medical coding for healthcare providers, clinics, hospitals and private practices nationally from our remote coding labs in Chicago. With our focus on providing accurate coding services, we hire certified coders for our remote coding labs. Continue reading