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.

Latest Blog Posts:

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Now there’s 70,000 Ways to Classify Ailments

September 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Now there’s 70,000 Ways to Classify Ailments

Doctors, insurers and hospitals are preparing themselves for possible business disruptions on Oct. 1. This is when ICD-10 hits, a massive new set of codes meant to describe any illness or injury.

Under ICD-10, cardiologists will have […]

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Holdup at the doctor’s office? New billing codes could be why.

September 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Starting October 1st, physicians and hospitals will have to be far more specific than ever before when diagnosing problems from visits.

Because of this change to the system, called ICD-10, patients should expect longer than usual […]

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Medicare Reimbursement Rates Get a Small Increase

July 16th, 2015|0 Comments

California Medical Association (CMA ALERT) – The CMS announced that a 0.5% increase will be made for Medicare reimbursement rates, which are effective starting July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

The increase to Medicare reimbursement […]

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CMS will reimburse ICD-10 mistakes for one year after transition deadline

July 7th, 2015|0 Comments

For one year past the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline, the CMS will reimburse for wrongly coded claims as long as that erroneous code is in the same broad family as the right one. There had […]