If It Isn’t Documented, Did It Really Happen?

June 7, 2024   |   By: Bridget Smudrick, BS, MLS(ASCP)  |  Director of CLIA Compliance Where CLIA compliance is concerned, documentation is key. CLIA stands for the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment. This set of federal regulations established in 1988 governs how patient testing is performed in the clinical laboratory setting. These regulations ensure the accuracy of…

First Line Defense: Preventing Denials Through Patient Eligibility Verification

March 22, 2024 | By Carol Ittig, MBA, CMPE Introduction: In the fast-paced world of healthcare billing, clean claims are the key to maximizing revenue and minimizing headaches. A significant contributor to claim denials is inaccurate patient eligibility information. This article explores a multi-step approach to patient eligibility verification, empowering your team to submit clean…

Navigating Healthcare Claims and Audits for Purchased Diagnostic Testing

  February 2, 2024 | By Christine Hall, Senior Consultant, CHC, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CRC, CEMC, CPC-I Certified Instructor Navigating Healthcare Claims and Audits for Purchased Diagnostic Testing: In the complex world of healthcare, accurate reporting of services is crucial for ensuring quality patient care and fair compensation for medical providers. One significant aspect of this…