Following the release of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s March report to Congress, the American Medical Association (AMA) urged Congress to revise the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) to include stable, annual payment updates that keep up with inflation and practice costs.
Providers can now code for E/M visits based solely on medical decision-making. Julia Kyles, CPC , outlines how to use the first column of the medical decision-making chart in the CPT Manual to determine E/M level selection.
Arterial embolization is less invasive than open surgery and is often performed as an outpatient procedure in a hospital setting. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, evaluates medical necessity and CPT coding for uterine artery embolization.