Merry Christmas and Happy New Year To All

Mary sit down with Michael to talk about Christmas and end of the year. Don’t forget to subscribe and follow us on our social media. Have more question for Mary or MAS? contact us: Email: info@mascodingsolutions.com Follow us on: FaceBook: …
 

October Coding Talk

October 20, 2014 In this Coding Talk session, we discuss about how to become a good medical coder and talk about Inpatient and Outpatient coding. MAS will end the session with modify 59 changes and what is it mean to …
 

The Importance of Work-Life Balance

With the holidays upon us it is important to remember that we need to make time for those people in our lives who are special.  I know it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of …
 

Documentation and ICD-10-CM

I would like to ask the question  why is documentation improvement all about ICD-10? Shouldn’t documentation be important regardless of the coding system? Do we feel that it is not important because we cannot capture the condition with a specific …
 

2012 Year’s End

As we wind down 2012, we would like to take a moment to say “Thank You” for readership. We know your time is valuable and we try our best to bring you the latest and most helpful coding information!This year …
 

Robotic Surgery

  Robotic Surgery   What is Robotic Surgery? Robotic surgery can be referred to by many names:  robotic-assisted surgery, computer- assisted robotic surgery, computer-enhanced robotic surgery, robotic procedure with computer-assistance or surgeon-controlled robotic surgery.  However, the surgeon may refer to …
 

Know Your ICD-10 Requirements

Depending on your certification(s), ICD-10-CM/PCS education and/or certification will not be an option, but a requirement. We know there is a lot to do and learn – just for the sake of learning. However, in the mist of learning all …
 

Why Audit?

Normally when you mention “audit” to a coder the initial reaction is to dread and to fear what will be discovered and how it will affect the work. Despite those possible reactions, I personally believe auditing will make the job …
 

Medicare 72-Hour Rule

The 72-hour rule applies to Physician offices and other Part B entities that are owned by a hospital or wholly operated (directed) by a hospital.  Hospitals have lived with the 72-hour rule for over 20 years; however, it never affected …
 

The Proper Use of Modifier 59

Modifier 59 continues to be a problem.   The problem consists of adding modifier 59 to bypass NCCI (National Correct Coding Initiative).   So let’s discuss the proper use of modifier 59. Definition of Modifier 59: Modifier -59: “Distinct Procedural Service: Under …
 


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