Pregnant patients with other health issues can lead to complicated coding scenarios. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, CDIP, writes about the clinical documentation necessary to identify certain complications and how coders can report these diagnoses. Note: To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription. Once you have set up your free registration, you can log in and access this article by clicking here.
CMS has proposed a new drug payment model that could impact providers nationwide. Jugna Shah, MPH, reviews the multiple stages of the rule and how providers can comment to CMS about the proposed changes.
E/M services resulted in a projected $4.5 billion in improper Medicare payments in 2014, according to the April 2016 Medicare Quarterly Compliance Newsletter, accounting for 9.3% of the overall Medicare fee-for-service improper payment rate.
Q: Can CPT® code 76700 (ultrasound, abdominal, real time with image documentation; complete) be coded with 76770 (ultrasound, retroperitoneal [e.g., renal, aorta, nodes], real time with image documentation; limited) on the same date of service during the same session?