Newsworthy OIG Work Plan Updates for August 2020, Trusty Tip for Avoiding Allegations of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, and Abraham Lincoln’s Spark

Summary

Welcome to the Paint The Medical Picture Podcast, a Nexen Pruet, LLC series, hosted by Sonal Patel, CPMA, CPC, CMC, ICD-10-CM.

Episode 2 provides Newsworthy details of the August 2020 updates to the OIG Work Plan. There are a total of 10 updates that emphasize the needs from CMS and the OIG to begin reviewing and auditing the delivery accuracy of funds distributed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trusty Tip underscores compliance with Medicare by avoiding allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse.

Spark illuminates us to this day with the wise words of Abraham Lincoln.

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Newsworthy Lab Codes for Covid-19 and CPT 2021 Manual, Trusty Tip for Modifier -62, and Aristotle’s Spark

Summary

Welcome to the Paint The Medical Picture Podcast, a Nexsen Pruet, LLC series, hosted by Sonal Patel, CPMA, CPC, CMC, ICD-10-CM. Episode 1 provides a glimpse into Sonal, as well as the ways this new podcast is structured each week – with Newsworthy news, Trusty Tips for best practices, and inspirational quotes in a segment called Spark. Newsworthy discusses four new lab codes for Covid-19, as well as sweeping new changes to office and outpatient E/M codes for 2021. Trusty Tip highlights best practices for appendage of modifier -62. Spark illuminates us to this day with Aristotle’s wisdom. As a nation, we’ve all been walloped with details of the coronavirus Covid-19 for months now. As health information management professionals, as medical coders, billers, and compliance officers we have been reeling with the seemingly endless changes in rules and regulations and have done our best to keep our heads above water. Kudos to all of you for that impressive feat! Go ahead and listen, subscribe, rate, and review! Now on: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/sonal-patel5 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6hcJAHHrqNLo9UmKtqRP3X Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/paint-the-medical-picture-podcast/id1530442177 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/paint-the-medical-picture-podcast Pocket Casts: https://www.breaker.audio/paint-the-medical-picture-podcastIf you would like to reach out for Sonal’s consulting services, please contact her directly at: sonalpatel@nexsenpruet.com Find Sonal on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sonapate Find Nexsen Pruet Healthcare on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/nexsen-pruet-health-care/

Trailer Episode

Summary

Welcome to this debut trailer episode introducing the Paint the Medical Picture Podcast series with your host, Sonal Patel, CPMA, CPC, CMC, ICD-10-CM! 

Start subscribing now for your weekly Wednesday episodes for the latest industry news in healthcare, medical coding, medical billing, auditing, compliance, and reimbursement. Best practice tips should help see clinical documentation improvement and increased coding accuracy for a more compliant medical practice.

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