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What Do Remote Medical Coding Companies Do?

Remote coding companies are charged with the responsibility of helping health organizations and physicians be reimbursed by insurance companies for the services patients are offered. In addition, you will find they are detail oriented and are not bothered by administrative jobs. Remote coding companies work well with medical professionals and doctors and are able to easily communicate with them. Continue reading

What to expect from a Medical Coding Company

Busy professionals in the healthcare sector find it hard to manage accurate medical coding  and patients simultaneously. Documentation, needs to be done at the appropriate time or your healthcare facility will suffer financially. You should seek the help of medical coding companies that are able to handle your medical coding efficiently. If you are wondering whether to hire a medical coding company is ideal, think of all the code issues that they will help you solve. Continue reading

How to Prepare for ICD-10 Medical Coding

The countdown to the implementation of ICD-10 medical coding is ticking away. As of October 1, 2015, all diagnosis reported or discharged as of that date will required to be coded utilizing the new coding guidelines. While some providers and other medical professionals have hoped for an extension to this deadline, that does not appear to be likely according to HHS. If you haven’t already begun, it’s time to start preparing for the changes. Continue reading

Medical Coding History – The Past, Present and Future

The topic of health care is quite hot these days. Everywhere people are talking about the changes that are happening in the Health Care Industry and how much it has affected their lives. One of the most talked about aspects is how medical billing has changed so dramatically over the years. Medical billing, when done correctly is fine, however, when done incorrectly, the mistakes can take years to clear up. Continue reading

Medical Coding Companies: The Affects of Obamacare

Everyone has been buzzing over the Affordable Care Act, dubbed “Obamacare”, since its inception. Insurers, the insured and politicians alike have all speculated how this healthcare reform will affect them, the economy, doctors and health care in general. But an entity we’ve heard little from are the medical coding companies. How are all these changes going to affect the way we run our companies? Continue reading

Health Information Management – Successfully improving patient care.

The quality of care for patients has consistently been the top priority in any healthcare facility for over a century.  Back in the days when hospitals were small, independent facilities there was no bottom line to be concerned about.  The only concern was the patient and no request was too big to fulfill. Today, the patient is still the number one priority, but the rules of how that patient is cared for has changed dramatically. Continue reading

Health Information Exchange Definition–Defined By Experts

Many people want an answer to what actually is a Health Information Exchange. It is interesting that the fact that people are not simply after a Health Information Exchange definition, but are also concerned regarding whether the phrase “Health Information Exchange” is just a concept or actually a way to facilitate medical coding, billing and documentation accuracy that meets your HIM revenue cycle requirements. Continue reading

Defining HIE (Health Information Exchange) – Why is it beneficial?

medical file roomNot 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

RAC Fraud or just lack of training?

auditIn 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.

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Medical Record Coding Audit Services in Chicago

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