Industry journals and publications turn to HRS experts to explain the latest in coding, documentation and reimbursement. Read our experts' take on the latest issues in revenue cycle and health information management.

Ruling Out the ‘Rule-Out’ Diagnosis


The term rule out is commonly used in outpatient care to eliminate a suspected condition or disease. While this term works well for clinicians and supports medical-legal requirements, it wreaks ...

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V Codes in Radiology and Reimbursement


ICD-9-CM "V" codes are a great help to coders in both inpatient and outpatient settings, but they come with strict parameters where reimbursement is concerned. In most cases, V-codes ...

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