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Coding From Home

March 18, 2013

Coding From Home
Over the years, Meditec has watched as medical transcription services moved from totally in-house operations to highly outsourced operations, and to become great home business opportunities. We believe that medical coding will follow suit. To demonstrate how simple and successful coding from home can be, here is an article by Jennifer Shearer about a hospital group who set up a home coder process with great success.Remote Coding at Home: Tips for Success by Jennifer Shearer, RHIALook at...
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Medical Coding Case Studies

Medical Coding Case Studies
Case Studies With Medical Coding Changes have been made in the description of diabetes codes. They are no longer termed "insulin dependent" and "non-insulin dependent." The distinction now is on the functioning of the pancreatic beta cells. The use of insulin is not a determining factor in the type of diabetes a patient has.Type 1 = absence of pancreatic beta cells (these patients must use insulin) Type 2 = refers to lack of proper functionality of the pancreatic beta cells (may or may not...
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Medical Coding Case Studies

November 20, 2009

Medical Coding Case Studies
Changes have been made in the description of diabetes codes. They are no longer termed "insulin dependent" and "non-insulin dependent." The distinction now is on the functioning of the pancreatic beta cells. The use of insulin is not a determining factor in the type of diabetes a patient has.Type 1 = absence of pancreatic beta cells (these patients must use insulin) Type 2 = refers to lack of proper functionality of the pancreatic beta cells (may or may not use insulin)The changes are in...
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Medical Practice Compliance Planning

Medical Practice Compliance Planning
Governmental rules have become so all encompassing in patient care, billing and collecting that compliance plans have been initiated to attempt to demonstrate the practice’s willingness to comply with the rules. With the volatile climate of health care regulatory enforcement, even small practices need some form of compliance plan to help them avoid trouble with the government and to mitigate the damage if trouble occurs.In the 1990s, existing compliance programs served as voluntary risk...
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Provider Education Training

Provider Education Training
Medical Career Training ProgramsThe practice should adopt the educational criteria into its policies and procedures and ultimately into the compliance plan. The compliance plan should communicate the practice's policies and procedures clearly so they are fully understood by all physicians and staff, as well as independent contractors whose services are billed under the practice's provider number, or who bill for the practice. Monitoring is also an important requirement.Training is an...
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Practice Management Resource Index

Practice Management Resource Index
Meditec has great programs to educate medical practice staff. Listed for your review are the private practice resources that are available for staff training, cross-training, and continuing education credits to keep your practice in compliance.Virtually every medical provider now need business and medical staff who are well trained to insure the practice is successful and is in compliance with the increasing rules related to conducting a practice. Coding and billing are critical issues in the...
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Medical Coding Story

Medical Coding Story
Prior to the 1960s, no uniform methods of billing and paying for medical services existed. Gradually, a system of numbers was developed to represent various problems and treatments. The treatment codes, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4), are copyrighted by the American Medical Association. The International Classifications of Diseases (ICD-9 is the codebook with the problems (diagnoses) numerically assigned. The ICD codebooks are published by a variety of companies. The government...
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Coding From Home

November 17, 2009

Coding From Home
Over the years, Meditec has watched as medical transcription services moved from totally in-house operations to highly outsourced operations, and to become great home business opportunities. We believe that medical coding will follow suit. To demonstrate how simple and successful coding from home can be, here is an article by Jennifer Shearer about a hospital group who set up a home coder process with great success.Remote Coding at Home: Tips for Success by Jennifer Shearer, RHIALook at...
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Medical Providers & Practice Managers

Medical Providers & Practice Managers
Medical Career Training ProgramsMeditec provides timely information for providers in medical practice. The oversight and regulation of the medical service provision requiring medical practice compliance planning or at a minimum including basic compliance plan requirements into an existing policies and procedures plan is important to all providers.Compliance plans (and policies and procedures) should include (and are mandated by law on January 1, 2007 for certain practices).Employment...
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What’s New In Medical Career Education & Training

What’s New In Medical Career Education & Training
October 2009For Immediate Release: Alpha II Announces Contract with Meditec MONTGOMERY, Ala. and SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – October 22, 2009 – Alpha II co-developer Unicor Medical, Inc., a leader in healthcare coding, compliance and reimbursement and Meditec, a provider of online learning solutions have reached an agreement to incorporate Alpha II’s CodingSystem application into Meditec’s coding training program, as well as formalizing its value-add reseller relationship.[Click Here...
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