CMS estimated $4.4 billion in improper payments in 2022 for hospital outpatient services, according to a Comprehensive Error Rate Test review recently published in the Medicare Provider Compliance Newsletter. According to the report, of the 1,899 inspected claims, 5.4% were improperly paid.
It won’t take long to train staff on the October NCCI update, says Julia Kyles, CPC . The practitioner procedure-to-procedure edit update that went into effect October 1 deletes eight code pairs and revises 18 code pairs.
Niki Crawford, CCS-P, CPC, RCC, CCP-AS, CCP, QMC , describes a new addition to the Category III CPT code set with add-on code 0715T. She summarizes the procedure, reviews the associated technology, and gives coding tips and a clinical example.
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