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Sign up for an audio conference to reap rich dividends

The medical coding industry survives on reimbursements. As a medical coder, your practice’s reimbursements depend on how accurately you are able to apply the appropriate CPT, ICD-9, and HCPCS codes. What’s more, you have to keep up with the updates and modifiers to code for every procedure or service performed. Coding books can help, but …

Do away with unfair MUE denials by attending audio conferences

Effective January 1, 2007, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented Medically Unlikely Edits (MUEs) to reduce the Paid Claims Error Rate for Part B claims. These edits are designed to minimize errors that occur due to clerical entries and incorrect coding based on anatomic considerations, CPT/HCPCS code descriptors, among others. Previously called …