Author

Elizabeth Debeasi
Marketing Writer/ Editor

Elizabeth works on an array of projects at TCI, researching and writing about modern reimbursement challenges. Since joining TCI in 2017, she has also covered the nuts and bolts of cybersecurity, compliance with federal laws, and how to tap into the advantages of Telehealth services.

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    Get your SNF coding team up to speed with this ICD-10 pneumonia reporting tutorial. With the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) coming down the pike, understanding ICD-10 coding will be crucial to gaining your facility’s hard-earned reimbursement. That’s why we’ve promised to help prep your team by   Read more..
    Posted on 14 May, 2019
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    Pin Down Pneumonia Cause for Accurate ICD-10 Code Selection
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    Get money-in-the-bank answers to solve your ophthalmology and optometry claim challenges. Can you afford to guess when the right code could mean a substantial difference in reimbursement? Uncertain reporting is a costly gamble. Still, it happens every so often. A chart leaves you guessing. What eye   Read more..
    Posted on 10 May, 2019
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    Got Ophthalmology & Optometry Coding Questions?
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    And perhaps more data mining to pinpoint an HHA’s utilization differences between the current PPS and PDGM. Is heightened scrutiny coming your way? In response to recent home health investigations, the HHS Office of Inspector General “has identified serious … program vulnerabilities in both the fiscal   Read more..
    Posted on 6 May, 2019
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    More Scrutiny for HHAs, Says Federal Watchdog Agency
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    Keep your ortho claims on track as our experts take on Q&A from orthopedic coders like you. Orthopedic coding can get complicated fast, as you well know, and the ways to go wrong and risk your hard-earned reimbursement are many. That’s why we asked Chris Boucher,   Read more..
    Posted on 30 Apr, 2019
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    Conquer Your Orthopedic Coding Challenges
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    Prep now for the pivotal role of ICD-10 coding in your SNF’s financial future with expert guidance to hone your diabetes reporting. With the implementation of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) fast approaching, now’s the time to prioritize your ICD-10 training, as proper diagnostic coding will   Read more..
    Posted on 19 Apr, 2019
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    5 Tips to Successfully Navigate Diabetes Coding
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    Need expert help for pain-free pain management coding? A diagnosis for the cause of a patient’s pain isn’t always possible, and pain treatment varies widely from physician to physician. These two traits make pain management unique among medical specialties, which can make pain management coding uniquely   Read more..
    Posted on 15 Apr, 2019
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    Key Pain Management Coding Questions Answered
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    We posed your ob-gyn reporting questions to our resident experts, and here’s their advice to help you keep your claims on track. Maybe not frequently, but it happens often enough — a chart comes across your desk that leaves you scratching your head. What ob-gyn medical   Read more..
    Posted on 9 Apr, 2019
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    3 Ob-Gyn Coding Scenarios Solved
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    Don’t let top claim errors for your specialty sink your bottom line this year. With so many coding rules and compliance regulations to follow, it’s easy to lose sight of correct coding and billing from time to time. That appears to have been the case in   Read more..
    Posted on 6 Mar, 2019
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    Dig into the 2018 CERT Report for Valuable Lessons to Improve Your 2019 Reporting
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    CMS estimates that some practices will see pay increases, some will see decreases, and others will see no pay adjustment from the 2019 MPFS changes, despite the conversion factor (CF) increase. Take a look at the following specialties to see where your practice falls. If your specialty   Read more..
    Posted on 22 Feb, 2019
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    How Will the 2019 MPFS Affect Your Bottom Line?
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    A trained workforce is your best defense against unintentional — and intentional — PHI exposure. Ransomware takedowns populate news headlines, but many health IT breaches result from staff activities. Whether an employee accidentally discloses protected health information (PHI) or deliberately sets out to harm your   Read more..
    Posted on 11 Feb, 2019
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    Ramp Up HIPAA Security with Staff Training & Informed Checks and Balances