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2014-03-19 23:32:09

New Add-on Tools Ease Facility Coding Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 AAPC (http://www.aapc.com), the leader in advancing the business of healthcare, is introducing new, add-on facility coding features to its online code lookup tool: AAPC Coder – an all-inclusive search engine for CPT®, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10, and HCPCS Level II medical codes. New access to the ICD-9 and HCPCS Coding Clinic, Facility Coder, and DRG Coder allow more accuracy and access for facility coders....

2013-08-26 23:22:59

The new analytic dashboard will shed light on a number of important hospital-specific financial indicators, including the percent of average charges submitted by hospitals that are actually paid by Medicare and what the dollar amount differences are between what’s billed and what’s paid for both inpatient and outpatient. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 Health Data Intelligence (HDI) is pleased to announce the introduction of a brand new dashboard in its premier CarePlan Dashboard...

2013-02-28 16:29:33

Explains Dynamics Behind Significant Increases in Hospital Visit Charges for Emergency Department Services BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 1stHealthSystems, provider of data-driven technology and analytics for hospital outpatient services coding, has released a new whitepaper titled "Billing and Payment for Hospital Emergency Department Encounters." The white paper investigates the changes in hospital ED visit charges, which have risen dramatically in recent decades,...

2012-04-12 02:38:26

ROSEVILLE, Calif., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VARIS, LLC, a privately held recovery audit company, today announced it was awarded the contract to provide services for Hospital Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) Retrospective Claims Review to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. The program supports the Department's identification, correction, and prevention of improper Medicaid payments made to hospitals for inpatient services. VARIS will utilize its proprietary TAPRx...

2011-08-18 09:45:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) recommends that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) take necessary steps to improve drug reimbursement under the Hospital Outpatient Perspective Payment System (OPPS). At last week's Advisory Panel on Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) Groups meeting, PPTA testified that the continued failure by CMS to remove hospitals that purchase drugs under the 340B program from its...