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The Importance of Training and Education in Compliance for a Successful Organization!

Author: Keisha Wilson CCS, CPC, CPCO, CRC, CPB, CPMA, AAPC Approved Instructor In today’s ever-changing, robust healthcare environment, the role of healthcare professionals in ensuring compliance, documentation, and coding cannot be overstated. These areas are the foundation of healthcare operations, and healthcare professionals, as the key influencers, play a crucial role in patient care, legal compliance, and …

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Addressing the Global Mental Health Crisis With A Comprehensive Approach!

Author: Keisha Wilson CCS, CPC, CPCO, CRC, CPB, CPMA, AAPC Approved Instructor The global mental health crisis is a significant issue affecting the world today. The numbers are staggering: mental illness affects an estimated 950 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability across all age groups. Moreover, mental health issues are the leading cause …

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Navigating Telehealth in 2024

Author: Keisha Wilson CCS, CPC, CPCO, CRC, CPB, CPMA, AAPC Approved Instructor Our article last year, “Navigating Telehealth in 2024: A Comprehensive Guide”, covered the latest developments and requirements surrounding telehealth services under CMS and the end of the PHE, May 11, 2023. Almost a year later, so much has changed; some things remained the same or …

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March Awareness, Shedding Light on Colon Cancer and Accurate Coding!

Keisha Wilson CCS, CPC, CRC, CPB, CPMA, AAPC Approved Instructor This article is in honor of all those who are currently battling colon cancer, those who have bravely fought but lost their lives, and the steadfast caregivers and families who have stood by their sides throughout their journey. In the healthcare community, March marks a critical …

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Don’t Let the Codes Get You Sick! Navigating Covid-19, Flu & RSV Coding

Keisha Wilson CCS, CPC, CRC, CPB, CPMA, AAPC Approved Instructor Has anyone else felt lately that something is going around in the air? And everyone is getting sick? I have a pretty good immune system, but in the last few weeks, I can’t get over whatever this is.  Interestingly enough, I received a text message from …

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How Do We Transition from V24 to V28 Risk Adjustment Model

Author: Keisha Wilson CCS, CPC, CRC, CPB, CPMA, AAPC Approved Instructor The transition from Risk Adjustment Model V24 to V28, effective January 1, 2024, brings significant changes that will impact Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) and their risk scores. CMS finalized the HCC model V28 and will begin to phase out the V24 model in 2024. V28 reflects …

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G2211 A Long-Awaited Payment for Primary and Longitudinal Care

Author: Keisha Wilson CCS, CPC, CRC, CPB, CPMA, AAPC Approved Instructor So, We Are Finally Here The wait is finally over! After years of anticipation and advocacy, (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) HCPCS code G2211 is set to be implemented on January 1, 2024. Does anyone else remember the stress we were under at the end of …

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USPSTF Recommends Anxiety Screening

Author: Keisha Wilson CCS, CPC, CRC, CPB, CPMA, AAPC Approved Instructor Published Originally by AAPC Healthcare Business Monthly: https://www.aapc.com/ Correct coding of this preventive service ensures practitioners can give their patients the care they need. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published recommendations in October 2022 and June 2023 in response to the mental health crisis …

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The Risky Business of Coding CKD and ESRD

Author: Keisha Wilson CCS, CPC, CRC, CPB, CPMA, AAPC Approved Instructor Published Originally by AAPC Healthcare Business Monthly: https://www.aapc.com/ Documentation is key for accurate risk adjustment of chronic and acute conditions. The importance of documenting a patient’s chronic kidney disease (CKD) and/or end stage renal disease (ESRD) to allow coding to the highest level of specificity cannot …

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