University of Michigan Health System overcharged Medicare an estimated $12.5k for polysomnography services submitted over a two-year period, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report. Overpayments were due to insufficient documentation and CPT coding errors.
CMS withdrew the split/shared and critical care sections of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual and announced its intent to update coverage policies for these services. Prepare for changes to come by reviewing documentation, CPT coding, and billing guidance for split/shared and critical care services.
Medicare waivers and flexibilities allow providers to deliver care via telecommunication technology during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). Judith Kares, JD , reviews CPT coding for e-visits, virtual communication services, and telephone E/M services.
CPT coding for psychotherapy and psychiatric diagnostic evaluations can be challenging, especially when these services are provided with office visits. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P , breaks down documentation and CPT coding for visit services provided with psychiatric care. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.