How to Battle Coding Denial Trends: Creating a Proactive Appeal Strategy

Publication: Journal of AHIMA

As healthcare moves toward value-based payment, what trends are you seeing in coding denials and what strategies are most effective for handling appeals and preventing denials? 

Ideally, denial prevention is the ultimate goal. However, claim denials from Medicare,  Medicaid, and commercial payers are on the rise. Understanding recent trends in payer denials is critical to creating an effective appeal strategy.