Alert: New ICD-10-CM Emergency Code Added for Vaping-Related Disorder
Starting in 2019, we have experienced a national outbreak in vaping related pulmonary illnesses. This outbreak has created a dilemma for coders, payers and researchers as well.
Detecting Healthcare Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
Although isolated errors are consistently made in claims submission, tools which can help see beyond them and isolate patterns that are suspicious for fraud on a grand scale, or at least waste or abuse of a significant scope, can prove valuable.
Combating Overutilization of Healthcare Resources
Overutilization in Healthcare is a problem which has been estimated to cost in the range of hundreds of billions of US dollars every year. Despite historically spending more than double per person on healthcare than the average developed country, our outcomes have not been significantly better.
Keeping a watchful eye on telehealth claims
Telemedicine has grown significantly in recent years due to new technologies and consumer demand. Payer reimbursement policies, on the other hand, are slow to adapt to the new services.
When fraud causes patient harm, and how to find it before it does
It’s been called the most sinister, the most egregious, the worst kind of health care fraud – providers performing medically unnecessary procedures. When this type of fraud makes the headlines, it is indeed sensational.