Guest Author: Steve Gray Stevenson

Meet Guest Author: Steve Gray Stevenson

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Steve Gray Stevenson is a medical coding and billing expert.

With over 10 years of experience in the field of medical coding, Steve is an avid writer and has provided content-rich articles for numerous healthcare units. He is also blessed with excellent oratory skills and conducts audio conferences on a myriad of medical coding topics frequently.

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5 Steps To Ensure Audit-Proof Medical Claims with ICD-10

You know how important submitting accurate medical claims are for the health of your practice. With a solid and detailed coding policy in place, your practice can ensure strong documentation to prove medical necessity for services that your physicians provide, and get paid accurately for those services. Follow these five easy steps to help you establish a policy that will save you from future audit:   Establish coding resources in your library Step 1: To design an effective coding policy, start with making sure that you adhere to the ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Not keeping yourself up-to-date with these standard rules can land you into big trouble. The Official Guidelines

Posted By: Steve on January 23rd, 2014 | No Comments

ICD-10: Know ICD-9 And ICD-10 Differences Beforehand!

ICD-10 deadline is looming. The fear of October 2014 has sent the healthcare industry in a tizzy with many fearing for its accurate compliance. The haphazard preparation of the diagnostic codes is a disaster waiting to happen. Before chalking out the ICD-10 action plan for your practice and to ensure a smooth transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, it would be wise for you to know the most crucial differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10. Lack of Specifics ICD-9 has been marred by a glaring lack of specification, for instance, the same injuries on opposite limbs comprise the same code. This leads to complexity and gives room for confusion on different levels.

Posted By: Steve on January 16th, 2014 | One Comment