The Difference Between a Coder & Certified Coder

Posted Feb 4, 2016

Medical coders play a vital role in the daily operations of any healthcare provider. In addition to assigning codes for patient diagnosis, office visits, and procedures, coders must submit claims to insurers. As an integral part of your company's revenue stream, it is crucial these claims are accurate and timely. While all healthcare coders receive training, only certified professional coders are recognized professionally as leaders in their field. Healthcare Information Services employs only certified professional coders, ensuring that your claims and billing are processed in an expert manner.

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3 ICD-10 Coding errors + How to Fix Them

Posted Dec 8, 2015

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and Workgroup for Electron in Data Interchange recently released a report on ICD-10’s national pilot program. The results within this report found that only 63% of submitted ICD-10 codes were complete and precise. Although this finding occurred prior to the ICD-10 coding system being enforced on October 2015, it was still able to collect relevant errors and mistakes to avoid while moving forward with this system.

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5 Orthopedic Billing Guidelines

Posted Nov 18, 2015

The billing process in the revenue cycle is one of the most important functions for orthopedic practices today. With proper billing, revenue will continue to come in with minimal delays minimizing stress and cash flow issues. When it comes to orthopedic billing, practices need to keep several important things in mind if they want to bill as effectively as possible and minimize the chance of claim denials. Here's five orthopedic billing guidelines at the top of our list...

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Converting your Top Ortho ICD9 Codes to ICD10

There are many orthopedic coding that will come with the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10.This free guide will help you understand ICD-10, prepare for it, and give you the resources to guide your transition.

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7 ICD-10 FAQ’s

Posted Nov 16, 2015

ICD-10 FAQ's

Since the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 in October 2015, there have been many questions regarding the switch. At HIS, we understand the stress and confusion this change may cause for healthcare providers and their staff. ICD-10 is much more complex than previous coding systems in effect for the last 30 years. Though change can at times be uncomfortable, it can also be good. ICD-10 allows for much more detailed diagnoses and its set rules about coding is far more suitable for the twenty first century.

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Clarifying the ICD-10 Implementation Process

Posted Apr 20, 2015

ID-10010630CMS recently reported completion of successful end-to-end testing of new ICD-10 coding.  This is sure to be a welcome announcement for any healthcare provider who works with Medicare and Medicaid, especially since the October 1st deadline for transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is rapidly approaching.

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