IR Coding: 100% Bundled, Component Coded or Hybrid-Bundled

In 1992, CPT coding options for interventional radiology (IR) procedures underwent a seismic shift in “how” to code. Gone was the old method of complete procedure codes (a one-size-fits-all code); the new method added separate options to describe “what was done” and “where or how you did it.”

The OIG Targets Herceptin Billing Errors

The OIG has added specialty drug coverage and reimbursement by Medicaid to its Work Plan.

Creating an Internal Inpatient Auditing Program

Changes in reimbursement policies, laws, and regulatory oversight are forcing healthcare organizations to respond to increased regulatory scrutiny and audits.

Pricing Strategies: What’s Your Defense?

In today’s era of intense public scrutiny on medical costs, what’s your pricing strategy? Does it pass the test of fairness and accuracy, without sacrificing revenue objectives?

Panacea Announces Enhanced Pharmacy Revenue Improvement Solution

Panacea announces enhanced Pharmacy Revenue Improvement solution, which combines expert consultants…

How to Rationalize Chargemaster Prices

Have you ever wondered how hospital prices became so irrational? As is often the case, things changed incrementally. Hospitals and healthcare systems…

Career Step and Panacea to Celebrate Expanded Service Offerings at AHIMA17 Convention

Career Step and Panacea invite AHIMA17 conference attendees to visit booth 501 to celebrate their expanded best-in-class offerings.

Mergers + Acquisitions: Is Your Chargemaster Strategy Sound?

Expansion — through mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic…

Payer Denials: Can You Win on this New Battleground?

In today’s complex health care environment, in which CMS and insurers each maintain…

Career Step Acquires Panacea Healthcare Solution’s Revenue Capture and Coding and Documentation Divisions

Career Step creates an end-to-end solution to provide education, consulting and data analytics to the revenue cycle…