JACKSON, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MiraMed Global Services, Inc. (MiraMed), headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, is pleased to announce the release of the Spring issue of The Code, MiraMed’s healthcare coding publication.
The Code features articles by experts in the industry covering the latest news in the world of healthcare and healthcare coding. As we all know, our industry is ever-changing and it takes effort to keep up on the latest developments.
In Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: An ICD-10-PCS Approach, Evan Lendle C. Ramos, RN, CCS, CIC, Senior Manager of the Medical Coding Training and Education Department with MiraMed Philippines Group, LLC – Philippine Branch, discusses coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG), a surgical procedure that improves blood circulation to the heart. With two main coronary arteries, each of which has several branches, coding determinations can be complicated and must be specific when coding for CABG in the ICD-10-PCS code set. Mr. Ramos provides guidelines not only for each of the seven character codes, but includes a clinical example as well.
Gregory R. Zinser, Vice President with Anesthesia Business Consultants, Inc., offers his helpful reference article The Office of Inspector General and 2017 Work Plan: An Overview for Practice Management and Coding Professionals. With selected excerpts from the 2017 OIG Work Plan, this will help you understand the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and its mission, which encompasses more than 100 HHS programs at agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Indian Health Service (IHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).
If you have a question about the healthcare industry, you might just find the answer in The Business of Healthcare: A Compendium of Interesting Facts, written by Phil Solomon, Vice President of Marketing Strategy with MiraMed Global Services, Inc. In his article, Mr. Solomon states, “The economics of healthcare has a profound effect on business in the U.S.” and his article explores some interesting facts about the healthcare industry as it relates to the current economy.
These are just a few of the topics explored in this issue of The Code. MiraMed is committed to staying abreast of our rapidly changing industry. To that end, we deliver compelling and interesting content that reflects those changes.
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Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, MiraMed Global Services stands as the premier global provider of business process outsourcing solutions to healthcare organizations nationwide. MiraMed partners with hospitals, health networks, physician practices and related industry service organizations to provide a broad portfolio of customizable solutions, uncover and capitalize on hidden financial opportunities, improve productivity and ultimately increase profits. MiraMed has offices in Jackson, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois, Portland, Oregon, Thousand Oaks, California, Dallas, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts, Greenville, South Carolina, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Chennai, India and Manila, Philippines.
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