HIS Radiology Newsletter December 2013

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HIS Radiology Newsletter December 2013

  1. 1. December 2013 In This Issue 1.1 RSNA Image Share Project 1.2 CMS Delays 2014 Final Rule 2.3 The Importance of Having an ICD-10 Champion on Your Team 2.4 2014 Radiology CPT Code Changes RSNA Image Share Project The Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) began their Image Share Project in 2009 to give people more control of their own medical records. It used to be that medical images were taken, processed and sent to the patient’s doctor of record. It was a simple one-step process. Now however, we live in an era where people want the freedom to have their images looked at, and treatment given by the specialist of their choosing. This means the images must be shuttled from one office to another. The RSNA Image Share project improves the patient experience by giving them control of where their images are sent. Click here to read more! CMS Delays 2014 Final Rule Financial woes and indecision by the government may seem far away when it comes to medical billing management; but when it comes to getting paid, your staff needs to stay current on what’s happening in D.C. The government shutdown didn’t give the regulators over at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services much time off, so be prepared for their final rule-making with an effective date of New Year’s day 2014. (855) RING-HIS 350 S. Northwest Highway Suite 200 Park Ridge, IL 60068 www.healthinfoservice.com Click here to read more.
  2. 2. The Importance of Having an ICD-10 Champion on Your Team Much is being written about how to prepare for ICD-10. The emphasis is on training the medical billing and coders on how to make the transition from the 13,000 ICD-9 codes to the 69,000 ICD-10 codes. The World Health Organization (WHO) has training tools available for billers and coders as does the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Unfortunately, very little is written and few resources provided on physician education as an important factor in how to prepare for ICD-10. Physicians need to learn how important it is for them to properly document their care in order for coders and billers to be able to fulfill their important role in the new billing scheme. Click here to read more. 2014 Radiology CPT Code Changes One of the most irritating parts of the job of a radiology billing department is likely that of appealing insurance denials. Making sure that your radiology billing office is up-to-date with its CPT codes for the coming year is paramount to avoid getting a denial marked “obsolete” or “non-billable.” Here is a review of code changes for 2014. Click here to read this full article. Have Questions? We’re happy to help. Healthcare Information Services (HIS) (855) RING-HIS 350 S. Northwest Highway, Suite 200 Park Ridge, IL 60068 www.healthinfoservice.com HEALTHCARE INFORMATION SERVICES, L.L.C www.healthinfoservice.com

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