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SurvivorPlan and samstaff Forge Industry-Leading Partnership to Revolutionize Cancer Quality Programs

By |2024-02-06T10:00:06-05:00February 6th, 2024|

SurvivorPlan and samstaff Forge Industry-Leading Partnership to Revolutionize Cancer Quality Programs samstaff is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with SurvivorPlan, a digital health platform for capture of electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs), symptom and side effect management, care planning, and automated tools to connect patients to your cancer center’s resources and services. This innovative [...]

Case Study: Transforming the Hiring Process to Eliminate the Cascade of Negative Consequences of Unfilled Permanent Hires

By |2023-10-16T12:23:28-04:00October 16th, 2023|

Case Study by samstaff On the West Coast of the U.S., an innovative health system tackles an important goal – solving the challenge to hire permanent medical coders and reduce their reliance on contract coders. The negative implications of unfilled positions were taking its toll. The focus should be on their mission to advocate for [...]

samstaff Fastest Growing Staffing Company

By |2023-09-21T15:51:35-04:00September 21st, 2023|

samstaff Named One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in the US Staffing Industry for 2023 by Staffing Industry Analysts Tampa, FL September 2023 - samstaff, a women-owned Healthcare staffing company, is thrilled to announce its inclusion in the Staffing Industry Analysts' list of Fastest-Growing Companies for 2023. This prestigious list honors staffing firms in the United [...]

Are You Coding Observation Z Codes Correctly?

By |2023-06-27T08:13:39-04:00June 27th, 2023|

There are 3 Observation Z code categories. Z03: Encounter for Medical Observation for Suspected Diseases and Conditions Ruled Out Z04: Encounter for Examination and Observation for Other Reasons Z05: Encounter for Observation and Evaluation of Newborn for Suspected Diseases and Conditions Ruled Out Official Coding Guideline I.A.21.c.6 states that these codes are used in very [...]

Social Determinants of Health Coding, More Important Than Ever!

By |2023-05-31T09:42:12-04:00May 31st, 2023|

Are you coding SDOH (Social Determinants of Health) codes? If not, you will want to start! In the FY 2024 Hospital IPPS (Inpatient Prospective Payment System) proposed rule, CMS wants to change the severity designation of three ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes from non-complication or comorbidity (NonCC) to complication or comorbidity (CC), based on the higher average [...]

The Public Health Emergency Has Ended, But Not All Coding Requirements Just Yet!

By |2023-05-17T11:22:13-04:00May 17th, 2023|

The federal PHE (Public Health Emergency) ended on May 11, 2023; however, everything does not stop right away. For example, the Covid-19 Treatment Add-On Payment (NC-TAP) will continue until September 30, 2023. This includes the following: VEKLURY (remdesivir) Olumiant (baricitinib) Convalescent plasma Molnupiravir Paxlovid Kineret In order to receive NCTAP, which is a 20-percent add-on [...]

Are you Coding Immunodeficiency?

By |2023-05-10T16:21:59-04:00May 10th, 2023|

  Immunodeficiency is defined as a state in which the ability of the immune system is compromised or completely absent to fight against infectious diseases and cancer. It can either be Primary (congenital or inherited) or Secondary (acquired). In 2020, 4 ICD-10-CM codes were developed to report specific causes for a patient’s immunocompromised state or [...]