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Barnali Gogai - who has written 298 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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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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Shift Your Focus From Site to Side When Coding Conductive Hearing Loss Under ICD-10

Friday, February 20, 2015

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ICD-10 lacks codes for different types of hearing loss in each ear, but changes may be in the works. If you think all diagnoses will get expanded or more specific code options after ICD-10 replaces ICD-9 on Oct. 1, 2015, think again! A big exception for otolaryngology involves coding for conductive hearing loss, which occurs […]

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Master the New Billing Rules for Clean 2015 Claims

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Adjust your billing to accommodate changes modifier 59, the drug test coding conflict, telehealth services, interventional cardiology, and more. For the last few weeks, have you been struggling to update your billing based on the “new-for-2015” rules? Quickly get up to speed on the specifics and what you need to do to ensure fair and […]

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Pressure Ulcer Coding: Take Advantage of Simplicity & Laterality in ICD-10-CM

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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You’ll select from 149 different ulcer codes in the L89.000 to L89.95 range once ICD-10-CM goes into effect. Pressure ulcers, also known as decubitus ulcers or bedsores, are localized injuries to the skin caused by unrelieved pressure on the skin. Reporting pressure ulcers is fairly straightforward in ICD-9-CM; you use two codes — one to report […]

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CPT® 2015: You’ll No Longer Use These 3 Codes to Report Anesthesia Services in the New Year

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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One new comprehensive CPT® code — 93355 — shakes up reporting for interventional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Each year, you face the tough task of mastering the various changes in coding that affect anesthesia services, and this year is no different. The 2015 update brings some key CPT® deletions and changes your office needs to pay […]

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