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How Do You Become an Expert Medical Coder?

December 2020
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Nokomis Health | Director of Coding Anne Karl

INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR OF CODING ANNE KARL How did you get into coding? My father was a family practice physician and I’ve always been drawn to that world. When I came out of school the traditional job for an RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) was to be the Director of Medical Records in a hospital setting, but…

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Managing high-cost air-ambulance claims

November 2020
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Nokomis Health | Cadillac Tax

Nokomis recently reduced the cost of a $100,000 air ambulance claim by 76%.  As a national leader in payment integrity and claim support services, Nokomis once again demonstrated a unique understanding of a very nuanced and expensive corner of healthcare services.

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The Power of the 59 Modifier

October 2020
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Nokomis Health | Modifier 59

Do you know how much power there is in a single two-digit number? Most payors and health plans don’t realize the impact that the 59 modifier can have on claim costs. Adding this simple modifier to a CPT code allows that code to bypass several code edits, resulting in erroneous and often incorrect payments. Providers have…

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