Medical coding has emerged as an instrumental part of the home health value chain. As industry regulations surrounding Medicare and Medicaid payouts are increasingly tied to how care is coded, agencies must efficiently and accurately track operations in order to gain revenue. Inefficiencies or inaccuracies can lead to regulatory scrutiny, billing challenges, and fiscal troubles for an agency,Continue Reading
Home health coding is important in identifying and translating health care providers’ documentation, applying the correct industry code, and formulating and submitting a clean, accurate claim. Home health agencies considering whether to keep those services in-house or to partner with a home health coding company them should consider the advantages of saved time and fewer home health coding errors.Continue Reading
Your home health agency relies upon accurate, efficient coding for every service you provide. It’s more important than ever to maximize productivity for your coding processes and ensure your coders are at their best by avoiding these common mistakes.
1. Failing to Use Resources
After a short time, coders begin to memorize basic codes and may not consult resources such as home health care software or reference books for help.