If you aren’t yet confused by the site-neutral payment policy changes prompted by CMS apparently ignoring both Congressional intent and the American Hospital Association (AHA) and other impacted hospitals filing suit, you are likely to become so now.
The 2020 update to the CPT Manua l includes extensive updates to cardiovascular codes, including new codes for pericardiocentesis and pericardial drainage, aortic grafting, and endovascular repair procedures.
One of the most vexing challenges that CDI specialists have is how to engage physicians to completely and precisely document their patients’ conditions and treatments in the language required by ICD-10-CM, which is essential to risk adjustment.
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.
In the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule, CMS put a stamp of approval on its previous proposals to overhaul how medical practices will report office and outpatient E/M services in 2021.
As of October 1, approximately 1,080 cases of respiratory illnesses and 18 deaths brought on by vaping have been reported in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Despite continued research into these cases by the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the specific cause of these illnesses remains unknown.
In today’s virtual environment, with its focus on flexible schedules, organizing the coding function requires consideration of time zones, team member skills, volume of work, and claim-processing schedules.