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Managing the Modifier Maze – Correct Usage Is Vital to Your Claims

Monday, September 14, 2020 | Joline Bruder | 1 Comment


Modifiers are essential to getting claims paid correctly, yet if used incorrectly, they can cost a lot of money and possibly trigger an audit. In this blog Joline shares helpful advice when using modifiers to help with coding accuracy so you are not leaving money on the table.

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Overcoming Barriers to Cardiac Rehab Enrollment Part 1: The Enrollment Gap

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | Terri McDonald | 0 Comments


After a major cardiovascular event or diagnosis it is beneficial for patients to complete a cardiac rehab program. In this blog Terri explains that only a fraction of eligible patients are being enrolled and steps to take to improve access and the enrollment process.

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Establishing a Physician/Coder Relationship Is a Must do in Today’s World

Thursday, July 2, 2020 | Joline Bruder | 1 Comment


In this week's blog Joline Bruder, explains the steps she took to gain experience coding for a cardio-thoracic practice and importance of the physician/coder relationship. She also lists the responsibilities of coders and physicians to build a good relationship that will help improve documentation and coding accuracy.

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The Key to Optimizing the Revenue Cycle: Zero in on Education

Friday, June 19, 2020 | Nicole Knight | 0 Comments


Coding integrity is an integral part of the revenue cycle and should align with your organization’s overall strategic mission says Nicole Knight. In this week's blog she shares how providing ongoing education will empower your team with knowledge to get it right on the frontend, which is essential to cost per claim and timely reimbursement.

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Re-emerging After COVID-19: Evolving Strategies for Access

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | Terri McDonald | 0 Comments


COVID-19 has moved telehealth and the care team model to the front and center of attention as high value options in planning and designing patient access models says Terri McDonald. In this blog she explains how lessons learned through necessity will enhance our understanding of the importance for creating a culture of access.

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Lead to Adaptability

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | Joel Sauer | 0 Comments


Creating a culture of adaptability emanates from leadership embracing change over the status quo says Joel Sauer. Read this full blog as he explains the importance of effective governance and leadership for healthcare organizations and high-functioning cardiovascular programs. 

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