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Barnali Gogai - who has written 302 posts on SuperCoder Blog.

Barnali is a medical coding and billing writer at TCI who has worked in the healthcare industry since 2009. She holds a master’s degree in English literature and a diploma in advertising and marketing. She enjoys writing about ICD-10 and Medicare compliance.

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How to Avoid a $233 Vulvectomy Coding Mistake

Friday, March 30, 2018

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Not sure whether to report an integumentary or vulvectomy code when your ob-gyn treats a patient for a vulvar lesion? If you select the wrong code, your practice could lose out on the money it rightfully deserves. Did you know? Vulvectomies involve much more work and therefore have higher RVUs than lesion excisions. For instance, […]

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Get Ready! CMS Is Introducing More Specific Pricing Modifiers for Oxygen Flow Rate

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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CMS plans to revise and introduce new pricing modifiers for oxygen flow rate. So if you submit claims for oxygen services, make sure you and your billing staff members are aware of these changes effective April 1, 2018. Here’s a heads-up! Why the Change? Medicare has taken this step as the existing modifiers do not […]

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Physicians Support 12.6 Million Jobs in US, According to AMA Report

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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It’s no secret that healthcare is a major player in the U.S. economy. AMA’s new economic impact report indicates that patient-care physicians are one of the top job creators in the country. According to the report, physicians supported the employment of nearly 12.6 million people and contributed $2.3 trillion to the nation’s economy in 2015. […]

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Orthopedic Surgery: 3 Smart Tips to Improve Coding & Reimbursement

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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Quiz: Ensure Accurate ICD-10-CM 2018 Coding for Antenatal Screening and Maternal Care

Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Birth defects are a leading cause of infant mortality in the U.S. In fact, about 5,500 infants in the country die each year due to birth defects. In an effort to bring down that rate, the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) marked January 2018 as National Birth Defects Prevention Month. The theme for this […]

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Flu Alert! Keep Your 2017-2018 Vaccination Claims in the Clear

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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This is the flu season. If you are not sick, there is a good chance some of your family, friends, or acquaintances are. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned providers about the rise of “influenza A (H3N2),” affecting more patients and leading to more hospitalizations. Influenza vaccinations have been in the spotlight […]

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Hiring a Medical Scribe in Your Practice? Here’s What You Need to Know

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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To minimize the clerical load linked to electronic health record (EHR) data entry, physicians across the U.S. are increasingly turning to medical scribes. In fact, an estimate by scribe employer ScribeAmerica predicts that as many as 100,000 scribes may be working in this country by 2020! And why not? A recent study indicates that using […]

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7 Achievable New Year’s Resolutions For Healthier Coding & Reimbursement in 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

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How to Overcome 4 Top Orthopedic Coding Challenges

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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As an orthopedic coder, you face numerous challenges ranging from coding for common fractures to taking stock of bundling issues. Here are some handy tips to help you and your practice overcome four common orthopedic challenges and stay on track to deserved reimbursement this year. 1. Cast Away Your Fracture Care Coding Confusion Orthopedic coders […]

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Look to ‘Severity’ When Reporting Asthma in ICD-10

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Currently you focus on asthma’s cause; however, things will not be the same starting Oct. 1, 2015. Asthma is a common condition that pulmonologists and many other providers have to deal with every day in their practices. And with the ICD-10 implementation date of Oct. 1, 2015, just months away, you need to get up […]

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