CPT codes 63685 and 63688 for spinal neurostimulator procedures have been removed from the list of services that would require Medicare prior authorization when performed in a hospital outpatient department, CMS announced on May 13.
A relatively small 2022 ICD-10-CM update will contain 14 codes of interest to pain management practices if the proposed changes go into effect October 1. Julia Kyles, CPC , unpacks proposed updates to ICD-10-CM codes for painful chronic conditions.
Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CICA, CHRC, CHPC, CHEP, CHC, CICA, CAC, CACO , describes upcoming changes to CMS’ prior authorization program, including expansion of the program to include two additional outpatient services, effective July 1.
In the U.S., tympanostomy tube insertion is the most common ambulatory surgery performed on children under 15, according to StatPearls. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA , reviews common types of ear infections and CPT coding for myringotomies with tympanostomy tube insertion. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.