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In the February 2014 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articicles titled, "Risk Mitigation in Today's Healthcare Environment," "2014 OIG Work Plan Has Arrived,"Steps to Insure Two Midnight Compliance," and "NCD for Cardiac Pacemakers." Also, Upcoming Events news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   January 2014 Newsletter
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In the January 2014 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articicles titled, "Patient is King: A Patient-Centered Approach to Value," "The Future of Hospital-Based Clinics," "The Final Countdown: ICD-10 is Less Than 9 Months Away," "Charge Master Update," and "When to Code Sepsis." Also, our Client Corner, Upcoming Events news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   December 2013 Newsletter
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In the December 2013 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articicles titled, "Countdown to 2014 Healthcare in Transition," "2014 OPPS Final Rule Outcome for Collapse of E/M levels," "How Do Hospitals Operationalize the 2 Midnight Rule," "New Patient Discharge Status Codes,"Meaningful Use Audits," "WEBINAR: 2014 CPT and OPPS Updates," and "Lafayette General Health." Also, our Client Corner, Upcoming Events news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   November 2013 Newsletter
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In the November 2013 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articicles titled, "The News About the Affordable Care Act Gets Better with Each Passing Day," "OPPS Final Rule Delayed," "CentraMed Payment Discrepancy & Recovery Software." Also, our Upcoming Events news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   October 2013 Newsletter
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In the October 2013 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articicles titled, "Revisiting Healthcare Merchant Status," "CMS Implements CARC and RARC Updates,""Rules, Rules, Rules," "Cloud-Based Managed Care Analytics ," "CentraMeds Newest Revenue Integrity Department Reaches Million Dollar Milestone," "What is the Million Dollar Club?" and more! Please download to read more.

Download   August 2013 Newsletter
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In the August 2013 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articicles titled, "Popluation Management:Long Term Risks of Success," "FY 2014 IPPS Final Rule Released""OPPS Propsed Updates," and "Biometric Patient Identification Solution: PatientSeucre." Please download to read more.

Download   June 2013 Newsletter
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In the June 2013 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articicles titled, "Half Way Through 2013," "Is it Medically Necessary?""It's Time for Quarterly Changes," and "CentraMed Introduces ERISA Appeals." Please download to read more.

Download   April 2013 Newsletter
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In the April 2013 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articicles titled, "New Payable Services Under OPPS," "New AHIMA Practice Brief,""Upgrade for CentraMed Online Education," and "2013 Best Practice Forum." Please download to read more.

Download   February 2013 Newsletter
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In the February 2013 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Calendar Management as a Core Competaency,""Are you Billing All Secondary Insurances,""CentraMed Introduces RM Analytics," "," "Introducing CentraMed RM Analytics,""Lo Osmolar Contrast material Revisited for Computed Tomography ", Also, our Upcoming Events news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   January 2013 Newsletter
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In the January 2013 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Planning for a Successful 2013," "AHA Coding Clinic Fourth Quarter 2012," "Implementation of Therapy Functinal Reporting," "Introducing CentraMed eTrac," "Be Sure to Save the Date," Also, our Upcoming Events news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   December 2012 Newsletter
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In the December 2012 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Now Is the Time for Collective Action," "2013 OPPS Final Rule," "Ventilator MS-DRGs," "Reporting Drug-eluting Stent Insertion in Coronary Arteries for Medicare in CY 2013," "Introducing CentraMed RevComply," "FTP Calendar 2013," "Accounts with Missed Charges," "How to Change Your Managed Care Audit End Date in the Managed Care Database." Also, our Upcoming Events news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   November 2012 Newsletter
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In the November 2012 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Creating the Global Transaction Strategy," "Big Changes Coming Our Way in CPT 2013," "CDM Tip of the Month," "Charge Audit Tip" and "Introducing CentraMed Spend." Also, our Upcoming Events news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   October 2012 Newsletter
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In the October 2012 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "A Message from Vik Torpunuri, CentraMed CEO," "RAC Updates," "CPT Coding Q&A," "What's New with CMS for October?" and "Introducing CentraMed Denials." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   September 2012 Newsletter
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In the September 2012 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "CentraMed is Adding Biometric Patient Identification to Prevent Fraud and Improve Financial Performance," "OPPS Update October 2012," "FY2013 IPPS Coding Update," "HHS Finalizes One-Year Delay for Implementation of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS," "Calculating OR, Anesthesia, and PACU/Recovery Room Times," and "CDM Tip of the Month." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   August 2012 Newsletter
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In the August 2012 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Troubling News on the Self-Pay Front," "NCCI Edits by Managed Care Payers," "Medicare Fee-For-Service Recovery Auditor Prepayment Review Demonstration," "Confused about Coding?" and "CDM Tip of the Month." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   July 2012 Newsletter
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In the July 2012 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Searching for the Beginning of the Story," "July 2012 OPPS Highlights," "Chemotherapy I&I Charging/Coding," and "Denials Management." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   June 2012 Newsletter
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In the June 2012 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find the article titled, "ICD-10-CM: Special Topics Related to Coding and Documentation of Traumatic Fractures." Our issue this month is devoted to this subject. Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   May 2012 Newsletter
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In the May 2012 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Joining the World Community," "MACS/FICS Hold Claims Containing CPT Code 33249 and HCPCS Code C1882," "CMS Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter" and "Q&A: CPT Coding of Prefabricated Splints." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   April 2012 Newsletter
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In the April 2012 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Next Generation Revenue Management," "Bridge the Bill Presentation Gap to Improve Reimbursement," and "Coding Q&A: Frontal Recess vs. Frontal Sinus in Nasal Endoscopy." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   March 2012 Newsletter
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In the March 2012 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Preparing for the Federal Policy Convergence" and "How are you handling RAC and how does your process compare to other providers?" Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   February 2012 Newsletter
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In the February 2012 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Crossing Over," "Physician Documentation and Coding ICD-10-CM," and "CDI and Medical Necessity." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   January 2012 Newsletter
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In the January 2012 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "New Modifier PD," "CDI: Not Just for Improved Inpatient Coding," and "Modifier 59 & 91 Usage Pitfalls." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   December 2011 Newsletter
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In the December 2011 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Integrated Revenue Management is Now CentraMed," "The Future State of the Charge Description Master," "Medicaid RAC," "Renew, Refresh, Revive, Rejuvenate," and "Let's Take a Peek: 2012 OIG General Work Plan for Hospitals." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   September 2011 Newsletter
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In the September 2011 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "CMS Begins to Flex Its Power," "FY2012 IPPS Final Rule," "Medicare Updates," "Coding Conundrum," and "What To Do about Waste." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   August 2011 Newsletter
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In the August 2011 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "The Perfect Opportunity," "IRM Launches RevComply," and "Physician Orders, or Lack Thereof, Impact Reimbursement." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   July 2011 Special Edition Newsletter
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In this special edition, President, CEO Kathleen Craig takes a moment to thank our clients and highlight the supporting solutions and services that we offer. Please download to read more.

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In the July 2011 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "A Case for Caution When Considering Staffing Levels," "Vascular Closure Device Placement," "CMS Issued MLN Matter SE1121 on June 22," and "Radiology Reimbursements: Are You Getting Yours?" Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   June 2011 Newsletter
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In the June 2011 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Notes from Our Best Practice Forum," "ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Readiness Roadmap," "Child Delivery Complications Are 5% of Hospital Costs," "It's that Time of Year Again...CMS Proposed FY2012 IPPS Rule," "Self-Administered Drugs," "Deciphering the Drug Description," and "Charge Protocol Manual." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   May 2011 Newsletter
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In the May 2011 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Some Thoughts on Software Coversions," "Drug Wastage: Did You Know?" "Tools that Work: Reports," "If It Isn't Documented, It Didn't Happen!," "Become A Detective," and "Q&A." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   April 2011 Newsletter
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In the April 2011 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "NextGen Case Management," "Tired of Collecting 26% of Outstanding Patient Receivables?" "RAC Semi-Automated Reviews," "Injections and Infusions Heirarchy," "Q&A: Direct Physician Supervision for Cardiac Rehab in the Facility Setting," and "RAC Updates." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   March 2011 Newsletter
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In the March 2011 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Affordable Quality Coding Education," "New Initial Access Guideline from AMA for CPT Drug Administration Services, " "Tools that Work," "Q&A on Use of Fluoroscopy CPT Code 76000," and "Got PEPPER?" Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   February 2011 Newsletter
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In the February 2011 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Clinical Integration in a Siloed World," "Tools that Work," "Guidance on Hospital Inpatient Admission Decisions," and "2011 CPT Wound Care Debridement Guidelines." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   January 2011 Newsletter
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In the January 2011 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Introducing IRM's Payment Review Service," "Update Your Charge Description Master," and "Coding Q&A: Correct Coronary Artery Modifier for Ramus Intermedius Intervention." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   December 2010 Newsletter
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In the December 2010 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Ho Ho Hold on 2011 is Here," "Q&A on the Use of Clinical Websites to Assist in Code Assignment," and "A Closer Look at Computed Tomography of the Abdomen and Pelvis CPT-4 Codes, 2011." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   November 2010 Newsletter
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In the November 2010 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "A 'Cold Case' Case," "Charge Auditing: There is Always More," "PECOS: Don't Miss the Date," and "CPT Coding Q&A: EGD vs. Enteroscopy." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   October 2010 Newsletter
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In the October 2010 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Understanding Today's Interest in Hospital/Physician Relationships within the Context of the Federal Strategy," "Accountable Care Act?" and "Some Clarification on Radiopharmaceutical Coding." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   September 2010 Newsletter
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In the September 2010 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Spend Management the Next Frontier for the Revenue Management Team," "Are you ready for the changes in ICD-9-CM for 2011?" and "ICD-10 and the Revenue Cycle." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   August 2010 Newsletter
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In the August 2010 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Lessons Learned but (Hopefully) Not Forgotten," "ICD-10...It's Coming!" and "Ideas for Reducing Bill Edits Related to Modifiers 91, 59, and 25." Also, our Partner Updates and Client Corner note news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   July 2010 Newsletter
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In the July 2010 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Signature Guidelines for Medical Review Purposes," "Does this Procedure Require Pre-Certification?" "Paracentesis and Abdominal Drains: Confused on the Coding?" "Is Your Pain Management Coding in Pain?" "AHIMA on CDI and Physician Queries," "RMetrics Trend Tracker," "Know Your Managed Care Contract Language," and "What's In a Reason?" Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   June 2010 Newsletter
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In the June 2010 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "What's in a Name? Maybe More Than We Think," "Be Prepared for Defense Audits," "Medicare Timely Filing Changes," "Coding Tips for Venous Access Devices," "Quality Reviews: They are Coming to Your Department!" "Why are Physician Orders Important?" and "Hospital BPM Gains Interest and Momentum." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   May 2010 Newsletter
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In the May 2010 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Greetings!," "CMS Has Released the FY 2011 IPPS Proposed Rule," "Documentation," "RM Trend Tracker Tip -- PDCA Types," "Proper Use of Modifiers in the ASC Hospital Outpatient Setting," and "What is Process Mapping?" Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   April 2010 Newsletter
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In the April 2010 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Risks and Opportunities," "Billing for Services Related to ABN Modifiers," "Easing the Pain of Pain Coding," "Yellow Padding," "Revenue Management Professional's Day Fun," and "Best Practice Forum 2010 -- Have you registered?" Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   March 2010 Newsletter
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In the March 2010 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Renewing Values from Past Years," "Medications: The Ugly Truth," "Emergency Room Points and Procedures," "Hospital Business Performance Management," "Capturing Lost Revenue in Radiopharmaceuticals," and "Why Process Improvement is so Challenging." Also, we have exciting Partner Updates and our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss, especially the registration information regarding our 2010 Best Practice Forum. Please download to read more.

Download   February 2010 Newsletter
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In the February 2010 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Incrementalism: The Art of Continuous Quality Improvement" and "2010 Facet Joint Injection Codes." Also, we have many exciting Partner Updates and our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss, especially the registration information regarding our 2010 Best Practice Forum. Please download to read more.

Download   January 2010 Newsletter
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In the January 2010 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "The Fourth Audit Discipline: Contractual Allowances," "Prosthetics and Implant Markup Strategy," and "Accurate Hospital Documentation Ensures Best Course of Care, Proper Reimbursement." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   December 2009 Newsletter
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In the December 2009 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "The Rumpelstiltskin Effect: Spinning Gold from Bales of Data Straws," "Facet Joint Injections," and "Managed Care - Bariatric Coding & Contract Reimbursement 2009/2010." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   November 2009 Newsletter
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In the November 2009 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "The Importance of Being Non-Virtual," "How to Track and Quantify CDM Changes," "Join the American Association of Medical Audit Specialists," and "IRM Teams with Industry-Leading RAC Attorneys for Regulatory Updates and Guidance." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   October 2009 Newsletter
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In the October 2009 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Materials Management Meets the Charge Description Master," "2010 OIG Work Plan," "New CMS Guidelines for Reporting Surgical Errors," and "Follow Doctors' Orders When Billing Observation Services Under Condition Code 44." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   September 2009 Newsletter
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In the September 2009 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Patient Care Teams as the Ultimate Revenue Managers," "RAC News," "New ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Codes for FY 2010," "Health Providers and Other HIPAA-Covered Entities Must Comply With New Data Breach Notification Rules Beginning September 24," "Medicare to Reimburse for Administration of the H1N1 Flu Vaccine," and "CDMCache." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   August 2009 Newsletter
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In the August 2009 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "2009: The Year of the Ox? Or is it the Year of Clinical Documentation?," "Get Ready for Flu Season!," "Overview of HOPPS Proposed Rule for Calendar Year 2010," "Announcement of FY 2010 IPPS Final Rule," "Location, Location, Location!," "Shrinking Healthcare Coverage...Everyone's Crisis," and "CDMCache." Also, our Client Corner notes news and calendar items that you won't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   July 2009 Newsletter
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In the July 2009 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "The COBRA Imperative," "Updated RAC Timelines," "Save the Date: IRM's Virtual Roundtable," "July 2009 Update to Hospital OPPS and Outpatient Code Editor," "RAC Complex Reviews," "CDMCache," and "New Webinar Series: The RAC Audit Pro." Also, our Client Corner lists calendar items that you won't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   June 2009 Newsletter
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In the June 2009 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "HFMA Peer Review Announcement," "Updated RAC Timelines," "Expected GAO Analysis of the RAC Program," "RACovery Toolkit Update," "CDMCache," "CMS Expands Medicare Coverage of PET Scans as a Cancer Diagnostic Tool," "TRICARE Adoption of Medicare's Reimbursement Rules," and "IRF Proposed Rule Comment Period Expires Soon." Also, our Client Corner lists calendar items that you don't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   May 2009 Newsletter
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In the May 2009 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Notes from the Field," "Observation Status 101," "IPPS and LTCH PPS Updates," "CDMCache," "Are You at Risk?," "What to Expect When You're Expecting: CMS and RACs Begin Regional Outreach Programs," and "CMS Announces New Patient Discharge Status Code." Also, our Client Corner lists calendar items that you don't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   April 2009 Newsletter
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In the April 2009 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Back to the Basics: Hospital 101," "April 2009 Update of the Hospital OPPS," "HACs, MACs, and RACs...AACK!," "Rock the Mock RAC Audit," and "Don't be caught without a RAC solution!" Also, our Client Corner lists calendar items that you don't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   March 2009 Newsletter
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In the March 2009 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Creating a Best Practice Culture," "Sisters of Saint Francis Still Going Strong," "RAC Audit Bulletin," "A Great 2008 for the Urban North Region -- Intermountain Healthcare," "In Tough Times, Revenue Management Departments are More Important than Ever," and "Welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes." Also, our Client Corner lists calendar items that you don't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   February 2009 Newsletter
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In the February 2009 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find articles titled, "Ready to RAC'n Roll," "Best Practice Defense Audit Tips," "Outpatient Coding: Ensuring ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code Accuracy," "Revisions to Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage Form Effective March 1, 2009," "CMS Continues with the Implementation of the RAC Program," and "Are You Ready for the CMS Recovery Audit Contractor?" Also, our Client Corner lists calendar items that you don't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   January 2009 Newsletter
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In the January 2009 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" you'll find articles titled, "Welcome to 2009!," "ICD-10 final rule is here!," "FIs Transitioned to MACs," and "The Coding Group Changes Webinar Format." Also, our Client Corner lists calendar items that you don't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   December 2008 Newsletter
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In the December 2008 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" you'll find articles titled, "Industry Innovations," "CMS Releases 2009 OPPS Final Rule," and "Defense Audits." Also, our Client Corner lists calendar items that you don't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   November 2008 Newsletter
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In the November 2008 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" you'll find articles titled, "Physician Credentialing for Today's Environment," "Pap Smear Claims Being Held," "CMS Announces Delay of RAC Program," and "Oops, They Did It Again! More Changes to Injection and Infusion CPT Codes." Also, our Client Corner lists calendar items that you don't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   October 2008 Newsletter
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In the October 2008 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find the following articles: "Your Vote Matters," by Jack Duffy and "Be a Leader at Work: 5 Tips," by Robert Half International. Our Client Corner lists calendar items that you don't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   September 2008 Newsletter
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In the September 2008 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find information on: "Metric Management: Is It Right for Your Hospital?" "ICD-10 Is Coming... No, Really," "Best Practice: Maintaining Your CPM," and "Billing Out-of-the-Room Observation Time." Our Client Corner lists calendar items that you don't want to miss, so please download to read more.

Download   August 2008 Newsletter
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In the August 2008 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find the following articles: "Season Greetings from the Left Coast," "Extension of Payment Rule for Brachytherapy and Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals," and "What is Accountability?" Exciting news is featured in our Partner Updates and our Client Corner lists calendar items that you don't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   July 2008 Newsletter
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In the July 2008 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find the following articles: "Vision: The Executive Business Office," "Latest Development in U.S. Adoption of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS," and "CMS Releases 2009 OPPS Proposed Rule." Exciting news is featured in our Partner Updates and Upcoming Events lists calendar items that you don't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   June 2008 Newsletter
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In the June 2008 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find the following articles: "Nothing Is Ever Easy," "Hydration, Injections, and Infustions: Correct Reimbursement is a Team Effort," "RACovery Toolkit," and "Where to Go for Info." Exciting news is featured in our Client Corner and Upcoming Events lists calendar items that you don't want to miss. Please download to read more.

Download   May 2008 Newsletter
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In the May 2008 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find the following articles: "Revenue Management...A Product Line Approach," "Recent Release of FY2009 IPPS Proposed Rule," "Are You Ready for the CMS Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC)?" and "The ABCDs of SLAMming Patients." Client Corner lists events to add to your calendar. Please download to read more.

Download   April 2008 Newsletter
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In the April 2008 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find the following articles: "Preparing for a RAC Audit," "Billing for Drug Wastage," and "RAC Demonstration Period Ends." Client Corner lists events to add to your calendar. Please download to read more.

Download   March 2008 Newsletter
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In the March 2008 edition of "Net Revenue Matters," you'll find the following articles: "Documentation Challenges -- How Fast Is Fast?," "Moratorium Bill for RACs," and "Charging for Multiple Venipunctures." Our Partner Updates includes recent client news, and Upcoming Events lists events to add to your calendar. Please download to read more.

Download   February 2008 Newsletter
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In the February 2008 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" you will find articles entitled: 2008 Will Be a Pivotal Year for Hospital, Physician Relations; How Secure is Your Patient Information? "HIPAA Police" to Launch Investigation; Point of Origin Codes; Payments for Brachytherapy Seeds Extended; Client Corner: Code-Based Reimbursement Project Rollout and Forum Call Calendar for 2008; 2008 Best Practice Revenue Management Forum - See You There!; and Upcoming Events! TCG Audio Conference Topic Schedule for 2008. download to read more!

Download   January 2008 Newsletter
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In the January 2008 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" you will find articles entitled: National Glaucoma Awareness Month; Denial Management... How Do You Rate?; Success Stories from a Matured RMD: University Healthcare Completes $10M Year!; Best Practice Forum 2008 - Hotel Reservation Deadline Extended to January 21 - Reserve Now! Register Now!; Client Corner: Code-Based Reimbursement Project Rollout and Forum Call Calendar for 2008; Managed Care Database Reminder: Change Audit End Date; and Upcoming Events! TCG Audio Conference Topic Schedule for 2008. download to read more!

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Attachment to December 2006 Newsletter: Addendum E 2007 Inpatient Only Codes. Please contact us if you would like the Excel spreadsheet version of this attachment!

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In the final edition of "Net Revenue Matters" for 2007, you will find articles entitled: Reflections from the Back of the Buss; IRM Employee of the Year: Andy Miller; Observation Charges for OPPS 2008; Changes to "Inpatient-Only" List for 2008; Upcoming Events!; Best Practice Forum 2008 - Hotel Reservation Deadline: January 7; and the Client Corner: Code-Based Reimbursement Project Rollout and Forum Call Calendar for 2008; and Memorial Medical Center Joins the Million Dollar Club! Please download to read more.

Download   November 2007 Newsletter
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In the November 2007 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" you will find articles entitled: American Diabetes Month; E Codes on the UB-04; Best Practice Forum 2008 - Plan Now to Attend!; Of Note ... CMS Change Request 5208; Upcoming Events!; Client Corner: Code-Based Reimbursement Project Rollout and Forum Call Calendar; Intermountain Healthcare's Urban North Region Joins the Million Dollar Club; Halloween Team Building at IRM; and the final installment, Part IV, of the Revvvvvv-Up Your Revenue! Zero Tolerance for Revenue Leakage Due to Silent PPOs series. Please download to read more.

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In the October 2007 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" you will find articles entitled: CMS Expands RAC Program; Proposed Changes to Observation Payments; New and Continued IRM Partnerships; October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Self Check!; Upcoming Events!; Client Corner: Code-Based Reimbursement Project Rollout and Forum Call Calendar; Blue Cross Underpayments; New Monthly Procedure for Submitting Databases; and Part III of the Revvvvvv-Up Your Revenue! Zero Tolerance for Revenue Leakage Due to Silent PPOs series. Please download to read more.

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In the September 2007 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" you will find articles and information on: Don't Forget - Present on Admission Indicator Required as of October 1, 2007; Preparation is Key to Successful Defense Audit; September is National Cholesterol Education Month; Career Opportunity Listings on IRM Websites; Upcoming Events!; More Clients Following IRM's Roadmap to Revenue Integrity; IRM Welcomes Back John Garcia to the IRM Team; Software Application Enhancements; Client Corner: Code-Based Reimbursement Project Rollout and Forum Call Calendar; Greenwood Leflore Hospital Joins the Million Dollar Club!; A Success Story: Hire For Attitude ... Train For Skill; Revvvvvv-Up Your Revenue! Zero Tolerance for Revenue Leakage Due to Silent PPOs - Part II. Please download to read more.

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In the August 2007 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" you will find articles and information on: The Biggest Change to Hospital Reimbursement Since 1983; 2008 CPT Code Changes Right Around the Corner; Upcoming Events; Say Whaaaaaat? Fun Facts; National Coverage Determination for the Use of Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents (ESAs) for Non-Renal Disease Indications; CMS Offers Guidance on E/M Guidelines; August is National Immunization Awareness Month; the Client Corner with information on CBR Project Rollout and Forum Call Callendar and Intermountain Healthcare's RID Implementation; and a new column on how to Rev-Up Your Revenue with a beginning column series on Zero Tolerance for Revenue Leakage Due to Silent PPOs - Part I. Please download to read more.

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In the July 2007 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" you will find articles and information on: Pricing Transparency Continues to Be Hot Topic in Congress; New ICD-9-CM Codes Effective 10/1/07; Pay for Performance; Upcoming Events; Feeling Gouged at the Gas Pump?; Tufts New England Medical Center Joins Million Dollar Club; Sisters of St. Francis Health Services: 2 Years of Success!; New Finance Chief Takes the Reins at University Health Care; Save the Dates! Best Practice 2008; and Say Whaaaaaat? Fun Facts. Please download to read more!

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In the June 2007 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" you will find articles and information on: The OIG and Compliance Audits; Upcoming Events; Present on Admission Indicator; Information at Your Fingertips; Client Corner; Say Whaaaaaat? Fun Facts; June Is National Safety Month; and the CMS Transmittal 1240 attachment. Please download to read more.

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In the May 2007 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" you will find articles and information on: UB-04 Implementation and the Present on Admission (POA) Indicator; Success Stories; Preparing for Retirement? Controlling Your Personal Spending; Upcoming Events!; New Process for Database Upgrades; and IPPS 2008 Proposed Rule. Please download to read more.

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In the April 2007 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" you will find articles and information on: Pricing Transparency; Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) - Changes to Timelines for Medical Records Requests; Tufts New England Medical Center Completes Training and Implementation; Million Dollar Club News: Sentara Healthcare Joins the Million Dollar Club!; 2nd Annual Revenue Management Day Celebrations; OPPS Quality Measures are on Their Way; and 2007 Events from The Coding Group. Please download to read more.

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In the March 2007 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" newsletter you will find articles and information including: Daylight Savings Time; TCG to Host Booth at the AAPC 15th Annual Coding Conference; Upcoming Events; Jack Duffy and TCG to attend Annual AAMAS Conference; 2nd Annual Revenue Management Day Celebration; 2007 Revenue Management Best Practice Forum Wrap-up; IRM Welcomes Intermountain Healthcare; Houston Healthcare Reaches Their Goal; and RAC - Coming to a Hospital Near You. Please download to read more.

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In the February 2007 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" newsletter you will find articles and information including: CMS Does Listen!; Upcoming Events; 2007 Best Practice Forum Next Week; 2007 Process Improvement Projects; Medicare Extends Payment for preadministration-Related Services Associated with IVIG Administration; Save the Date: March 15, 2007! Celebrate the 2nd Annual Revenue Management Professional's Day; and IRM Welcomes Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. Please download to read more.

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In the January 2007 edition of "Net Revenue Matters" newsletter you will find articles and information on: Medically Unlikely Edits; Upcoming Events; 2007 Best Practice Forum Updates; Payment for Brachytherapy Sources - APC or Cost; and a Brachytherapy Project attachment. Please download to read more.

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Attachment to December 2006 Newsletter: Addendum E 2006 Inpatient Only Codes. Please contact us if you would like the Excel spreadsheet version of this attachment!

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The December 2006 edition of the "Net Revenue Matters" newsletter includes articles and information on: OPPS 207 Final Rule - Changes to Clinic Visits, ED Visits and Critical Care Services; Memorial Medical Center Partners with IRM; Upcoming Events; 2007 Best Practice Forum - Mark Your Calendars!; and CMS Inpatient-Only Procedures. Be sure to download the two attachments for December's newsletter: Addendum E 2006 and Addendum E 2007.

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The November 2006 edition of the "Net Revenue Matters" Newsletter includes articles and information on: November is National Diabetes Month; Does Your Hospital Have an NPI?; Tufts New England joins the family; Upcoming Events; TCG and Dubois Medical Center Take Denvery by Storm; Holiday Travel - Keep Your Sanity Intact!; and Info, Info, and More Info! Please download to read more.

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The October 2006 edition of the "Net Revenue Matters" Newsletter includes articles and information on: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Upcoming events; Flu season is on it's way; Incorrect Discharge Dispositions Costing Hospitals Money (and the related attachment regarding Discharge Dispositions and Transfer DRGs); Sentara Completes RMD Training in Carlsbad; and University Healthcare's RMD Gets the Word Out!

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The September 2006 edition of the "Net Revenue Matters" Newsletter includes articles and information on: CMS Releases Comprehensive Medicaid Integrity Plan; The UB-04 is replacing the UB-92; Pricing Transparency - How do you rank?; New Websites: Upcoming Events; Our Best Practice Community Continues to Grow; 2007 IPPS - New and Deleted DRGs; 2007 OPPS Proposed Rule Addresses E/M Guidelines; and the Newest Million Dollar Club Member. Please download to read more.

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