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We are uniquely positioned to experience both the backend of healthcare through billing and the future of the industry through our health IT work. We share our insight here.

29 Mar 2017

Choosing between Modifier 53 and 52 (Gastroenterology example)

By definition, modifier 53 is used to indicate a discontinued procedure and modifier 52 indicates reduced services. In both the cases, a modifier should be appended to the CPT code that represents the basic service performed during a procedure. Choosing between modifiers 53 and 52 can sometimes be confusing. A wrong modifier can lead to denials. The reason for this confusion is the ambiguity in its definitions.

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29 Mar 2017

Rethinking government’s role in healthcare

There’s a lot of debate about government’s role in healthcare. Much of our attention is focused on fixing sickness not preventing disease. We obsess about availability of doctors, hospital beds, staff and infrastructure to treat sick people. We don’t debate enough about government’s role in maintaining health of its population.

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15 Mar 2017

The missing operating system in healthcare

At HIMSS 2017, IBM’s chief Ginni Rometty reassured in a keynote that there will be “new collar jobs” because of advances in cloud computing, data, and AI. We are bravely marching towards cognitive computing in healthcare. However, the world of healthcare technology is dotted with isolated islands that make this march a huge challenge.

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07 Mar 2017

How to bill accurate codes for endoscopy procedures

There are several procedures related to endoscopy coding for digestive system (code range from 40490-49999 in the CPT manual). These procedures include laparoscopic, endoscopic and general surgery procedures. Surgeries are further divided into incision, excision and repair categories and classified based on the organs examined and operated during the procedure.

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