CMS recently released Transmittal 4246 , revising language in Chapter 13 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual regarding the billing of E/M codes on the same date of service as superficial radiation treatment delivery.
CMS added new guidance to the CPT Manual to clarify imaging documentation for codes that include both procedural and imaging guidance. This article outlines these regulatory changes and implications for outpatient coders and providers.
Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in American men, according to the American Cancer Society. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC-I , writes about CPT coding for rectal exams and a new prostate specific antigen (PSA) immunoassay test used to detect early indications of prostate cancer, as well as ICD-10-CM codes used to support medical necessity for these services.
Outpatient coders and billers must be able to interpret potentially confusing documentation elements for drug administration services and know what to do when key elements, such as infusion time, are missing from an order. Review CMS guidance on the accurate reporting and billing of intravenous drug administration services for calendar year 2019. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.