We’ve survived the holiday feast and decided to skip the doorbusting to head out and visit the cute and fluffy animals at the Anytown Zoo. Of course, no outing would be complete without some injuries...
Tom Turkey has come in to the Stitch ‘Em Up Hospital for a little work before Thanksgiving. Dr. Carver is going to first take out Tom’s guts, then replace them with stuffing. How would we code Tom’s...
CPT reporting for surgical heart procedures requires an in-depth understanding of cardiovascular anatomy and terminology. This article reviews CPT reporting for procedures involving cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators based on key details in provider documentation. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
In the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, CMS increased the performance threshold for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible providers and finalized its proposal to implement the MIPS Value Pathways (MVP) framework in calendar year 2021.
Q: A patient presents for routine obstetrical (OB) care following a vaginal delivery. During the visit, the provider performs a postpartum depression screening. Should the depression screening be charged separately from the global OB visit service?
Peggy S. Blue, MPH, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC , reviews the appropriate application of 14 new HCPCS codes that will allow opioid treatment programs to report medication-assisted treatments beginning January 1, 2020.
CMS recently published an update to the fiscal year (FY) 2020 IPPS final rule. This update corrects certain technical and typographical errors and contains corrections to the final payment factors. In this article, Judith Kares, JD , gives a summary of these key updates and related guidance.
Q: When a diabetic patient has arteriosclerotic peripheral artery disease (PAD), should an additional ICD-10-CM code be assigned from subcategory I70.2- (atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities) to describe the affected vessel and laterality?