Pathology Coding

Pathology Coding Background

  • Directed by a nationally renowned pathology coding and reimbursement expert who has worked with many of the nation’s largest academic pathology departments.
  • We offer you a team of certified and qualified pathology coding experts.
  • Address both anatomic and surgical pathology coding.
  • Our pathology coding manager has worked more than 20 years as a certified medical technologist, previously managed a national reference lab and is a Certified Coding Specialist.

Pathology Coding Need

  • Shortage of certified coders with extensive training and experience in pathology coding.
  • Surgical pathology coding is not intuitive. It requires knowledge of which assays can be billed separately and which cannot be separated from the tissue examination.
  • Dictation of tissue sample examinations can often be improved both for billing and medical-legal purposes.
  • Pathology coder turnover creates cash flow peaks and valleys.

Pathology Coding Solutions

  • 2-to-3 workday turnaround using FedEx/UPS or scanned reports. We can remotely access your pathology information system for your reports.
  • All coding will be done in the United States of America by certified coders specializing in pathology.
  • Inexpensive way to combat peaks and valleys of coder turnover, vacations or prolonged illness.
  • Optimize reimbursement.
  • At no additional charge, we will identify and notify you of any deficiencies in the doctors’ reports to help improve your medical records and optimize reimbursement.
  • TCN ‘s pathology coding service assures you a team of highly trained pathology coders, removing the trial and error approach.
  • Relieves pathology department of coder educational programs and places the expense and training effort with TCN.
  • Reduce inadvertent compliance audit medical-legal exposure.
  • A comprehensive affordable solution for your pathology coding needs.

Pathology Coding Services

  • Ongoing coding services for all or part of your caseload.
  • Temporary coding coverage for vacations and sick leave.
  • Backlog coding resolution services.
  • Physician documentation training services.
  • Coding compliance review services.
  • Pathology Coding “helpline” services.
  • OIG and RAC audit defense.

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$750,000 HIPAA SETTLEMENT CAUSES OCR TO UNDERSCORE NEED FOR ORGANIZATION WIDE RISK ANALYSIS

December 18th, 2015|Comments Off on $750,000 HIPAA SETTLEMENT CAUSES OCR TO UNDERSCORE NEED FOR ORGANIZATION WIDE RISK ANALYSIS

In a $750,000 HIPAA Settlement, the University of Washington Medicine (UWM) has agreed to settle charges that it potentially violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule by failing to implement […]

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Keyboarding Injury? ICD-10’s Got That Covered

November 19th, 2015|Comments Off on Keyboarding Injury? ICD-10’s Got That Covered

The much delayed launch of ICD-10 code implementation finally occurred on Oct        1st, 2015. The new International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10 inflates coding options by the thousands and requires more specificity […]

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Final 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Released

November 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Final 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Released

The MGMA reports that the final 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule has been released.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) for 2016.

Key policies finalized in the 2016 […]

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ICD-10 Aftershocks: The Challenges Every CFO Can Expect

October 28th, 2015|Comments Off on ICD-10 Aftershocks: The Challenges Every CFO Can Expect

If any individual in the C-suite will feel the effects of ICD-10 most prominently, it will be the hospital CFO. As reported in Becker’s Hospital Review, October 2015, in a article by Kelly Whittle, MS, […]