Drug administration services are one of the most commonly coded and billed services, but that does not mean providers always include complete documentation. Review what physicians and nurses should be including in order to report the most accurate codes.
The 2017 OPPS final rule brings the end of modifier –L1 for separately reportable laboratory tests, along with changes to CMS’ packaging logic. Jugna Shah, MPH, and Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, review how these changes will impact providers.
CMS made no changes for quality measures related to 2019 payment determinations that require reporting next year in the 2017 OPPS final rule. However, for payment determinations in 2020 and subsequent years, CMS is finalizing proposals on seven quality measures.
Chronic care management codes were adopted by CMS in 2015, but relatively few providers use them. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, CDIP, writes about the criteria needed to code and bill these services, as well as how coders can work with providers to ensure documentation supports the codes.