Coders are very familiar with the diagnosis codes they use frequently, but the look of those codes will change in ICD-10-CM. Betty Hovey, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD , reviews common dermatology conditions and how they will be reported with the new code set.
Some facilities plan to use both CPT ® and ICD-10-PCS to code procedures after implementation. Kristi Stanton, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIRCC, and Angie Comfort, RHIT, CDIP, CCS, discuss the advantages and challenges of this strategy, and how to implement it.
CMS' Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program found "many" improper payments in a review of Part B psychiatry and psychotherapy services claims, according to the most recent Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter .
Q: My office often has denials of evaluation and management (E/M) visits with our OB patients when using HCPCS modifier -GB (claim being resubmitted for payment because it is no longer covered under a global payment demonstration). Would coding with V22.2 (pregnant state, incidental) as a secondary diagnosis possibly alleviate this issue?