The opioid crisis in the US

Posted by Kate Tingley on Aug 6, 2019 2:56:01 PM

The National Institute of Drug Abuse provided an update this year on the growing opioid epidemic in the US. Here's what the NIH knows:

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Topics: toxicology, opioid crisis

Toxicology AMA versus CMS coding

Posted by Melody Jajou on Aug 6, 2019 2:27:16 PM

When coding for toxicology, knowing when to use AMA and CMS codes is key as there can be great variance in reimbursement. In this post, you'll find more information on billing AMA versus CMS.

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Topics: Coding, toxicology, toxicology billing, toxicology compliance

Keep your toxicology billing compliant

Posted by Melody Jajou on Jul 8, 2019 1:18:00 PM

Compliance plays a significant role in toxicology testing. The two biggest items usually overlooked are how often high complexity testing is done for repeat patients, along with the collection of patient balances. Guidelines state testing on patients should be individual to the patient’s specific medical history; standing orders or custom panels that apply to all the physician’s patients is not individualized. The clinician’s documentation must be patient specific and accurately reflect the need for each test. We assist ensuring that confirmatory tests should be performed to confirm a positive qualitative result and the rationale for each confirmatory test should be supported by the ordering clinician’s documentation.

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Topics: toxicology, toxicology billing, toxicology compliance

Coronis Health strives to provide valuable healthcare billing, revenue cycle and practice management information to practices and hospitals. Our blog is one of the many ways we serve as a resource to the healthcare community. Here you'll find articles on:

  • Reimbursement and coding changes
  • Tips and tricks for specialty practices
  • Resources for revenue cycle success

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