Medicare fee-for-service claims had a 90.5% accuracy rate and a 9.5% improper payment rate for all claims submitted between July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016, according to a recent CMS Comprehensive Error Rate Testing report.
New ICD-10-CM/PCS codes provide additional specificity to describe the condition of and care afforded to a given patient. This article takes a closer look at these code updates as well as guidelines for reporting codes under new payment models.
Updates to the 2018 CPT Manual particularly effect coding for cardiovascular and laboratory procedures. Stay-up-to-date with these changes and take time to understand complex procedures to prevent interruptions to claims processing. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Approximately 2%-3% of children between the ages of 6 and 12, and 6%-8% of adolescents in the U.S. may have serious depression. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA details common symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescence and provides advice for diagnostic coding of these conditions.
Q: What should we report if you have a compression dressing that was applied to the thigh, in addition to the lower leg, since CPT code 29582 (multi-level compression bandage application, thigh to foot) was deleted for 2018?