Articles

Stephanie Ellis, R.N., CPC

Articles Published in National Publications

 

 

 

v     Know the New and Revised 2008 CPT Orthopedic Codes, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, March 2008.

 

v     The New Economics of ASCs, published in Outpatient Surgery Magazine E-zine, Current Article 2008, pulled 2/11/08.

 

v     ASC Alert: Stay on Top of 2008 Modifier Updates, published in HCPro’s JustCoding.com E-Newsletter, 2/7/08.

 

v     Stay on Top of 2008 Modifier Updates, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, Feb. 2008.

 

v     Examine Important 2008 Medicare Changes, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, Jan. 2008.

 

v     Don’t Shirk Your Knowledge of Shoulder Anatomy, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, Dec. 2007.

 

v     Achieve Compliance with these Four Billing Basics, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, Nov. 2007.

 

v     Avoid a Myriad of Compliance Concerns when Billing, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, Oct. 2007.

 

v     Are you Using Your NPI?, published in The AAASC Monitor, Winter 2007.

 

v     Advice to Help Clarify a Variety of Coding Nuances, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, Sept. 2007.

 

v     Learn How to Correctly Define and Code IOLs, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, Aug. 2007.

 

v     Seven Tips to Improve your Coding Accuracy and Efficiency, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, July 2007.

 

v     Ensure Appropriate use of Four Commonly Used Modifiers that Affect Reimbursement, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, June 2007.

 

v     Coding & Billing Tip: Potential Fraud Issues for ASC Facilities, published in The AAASC Monitor, Summer 2007.

 

v     Ensure Appropriate Use of Four Commonly Used Modifiers that Affect Reimbursement, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, 5/11/07.

 

v     Avoid the 4 Most Common and Costly Coding Mistakes, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, May 2007.

 

v     Coding & Billing Tip: Potential Fraud Issues for ASC Facilities, published in The AAASC Monitor, Spring 2007.

 

v     Is Your ASC Leaving Money on the Table?, Part 1, published in OR Manager Magazine, April 2007.

 

v     Is Your ASC Leaving Money on the Table?, Part 2, published in OR Manager Magazine, May 2007.

 

v     Is Your ASC Leaving Money on the Table?, Part 3, published in OR Manager Magazine, June 2007.

 

v     UB-92 Facility Claim Form Sees Major Changes for 2007, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, April 2007.

 

v     Stay Up to Date with CMS-1500 Claim Form Changes, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, March 2007.

 

v     Coding & Billing Tip: Adding Vertebroplasties as a New Service to Medicare Patients in 2007, published in The AAASC Monitor, Winter 2006-07.

 

v     Make Correct Coding, Payer Follow-up, and Claim Appeals Buzz Words in your ASC, published in HCPro’s JustCoding.com E-Newsletter, 8/17/06.

 

v     Go Back to the Basics to Ensure Compliant ASC Coding, published in HCPro’s JustCoding.com E-Newsletter, 8/9/06.

 

v     Coding & Billing Tip: Ending Your Headaches about Terminated Procedures, published in The AAASC Monitor, Summer 2006.

 

v     Negotiating Managed Care Contract Carve-outs, published in OR Manager Magazine (interviewed), June 2006.

 

v     Plan Now or Pay Later – An Effective Billing Compliance Program can Keep Your Facility Out of Trouble, published in Outpatient Surgery Magazine, May 2006.

 

v     Coding & Billing Tip: Why Your ASC Needs a Voluntary Compliance Plan, published in The AAASC Monitor, Spring 2006.

 

v     Correctly Coding for Full Reimbursement, (interview) published in OR Manager Magazine, Jan. 2006.

 

v     Coding & Billing Tip: Tendon Grafts with ACL Repair Procedures, published in The AAASC Monitor, Winter 2005.

 

v     Five Commonly Missed or Miscoded Procedures, published in Outpatient Surgery Magazine, Nov. 2005.

 

v     Catch These Common Coding Mistakes Before they Cost you Time and Money, Part 1, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, Sept. 2005.

 

v     Catch These Common Coding Mistakes Before they Cost you Time and Money, Part 2, published in HCPro’s Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, Oct. 2005.

 

v     Coding & Billing Tip: Are Your Surgeons Using “Canned” OP Reports?, published in The AAASC Monitor, Fall 2005.

 

v     Billing for Terminated Procedures, published in Outpatient Surgery Magazine, June 2005.

 

v     Coding for Colonoscopies: The Ins and Outs, published in Outpatient Surgery Magazine, March 2005.

 

v     Grow Your Bottom Line without Doing One More Case, published in Outpatient Surgery Magazine, Nov. 2004.

 

v     Fine-tuning Your Coding with Modifiers, published in OR Manager Magazine, April 2004.

 

v     Finding Opportunities in the New ASC List, published in OR Manager Magazine, August 2003.

 

 

In addition to the published articles listed above, Ms. Ellis also has the following writing, editing and publishing contributions:

 

o       In 2005, Ms. Ellis served as Subject Matter Expert for the development and creation of the Assoc. of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) education module “Charge Master/Billing Structure” for their Advanced Ambulatory Certificate Program.

 

o       In 2006, Ms. Ellis served as an Associate Editor of the book Eye & Oculoplastic Surgery Coding Guide for Ambulatory Surgery Centers by Lolita M. Jones, RHIA, CCS, published by HCPro.

 

o       Ms. Ellis serves on the Ambulatory Surgery Advisory Board for OR Manager Magazine.

 

o       Ms. Ellis serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, published by HCPro.

 

o       Ms. Ellis contributes a weekly Coding Tip column to the Ambulatory Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Insider Newsletter, published by HCPro.

 

 

Those articles written and other writing, editing and publishing contributions prior to 2003 are not included in this summary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compiled 2/08