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Ready for E&M Documentation Simplification? Not So Fast

Posted by Vasilios Nassiopoulos on November 29, 2018 at 1:00 PM

"The more things change, the more they remain the same." This French proverb is more relevant than ever when it comes to the proposed CMS changes for E&M documentation. Despite the exuberant celebration that greeted the announcement from CMS earlier this year that promised to reduce "documentation overload" for physicians, the reality is that the E&M documentation rules that have been around for over 20 years aren’t changing anytime soon.

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Topics: cms, revenue integrity

Time to Change the Conversation: Take the Next Step Forward in Revenue Integrity

Posted by Vasilios Nassiopoulos on November 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM

One of the common definitions of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result." 

That definition came to mind after attending the National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity Symposium in Phoenix a few weeks ago. The event was well run, with expert speakers covering many critical revenue integrity issues, such as IPPS and OPPS annual updates, chargemaster maintenance, patient status, denials management, appeals and Medicare Fair Hearings, payer audits, value-based purchasing, utilization review (UR), and revenue cycle management strategies.

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Topics: revenue integrity

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