In the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, CMS proposes to adopt four new time-based HCPCS codes to be used in place of existing CPT codes for complex and non-complex chronic care management (CCM) services.
Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , writes about new E/M codes, effective January 1, for patient-initiated services administered by a physician or other qualified healthcare provider.
Because the cardiovascular system circulates oxygen and nutrients to all body parts, procedures of the cardiovascular system can be complex and challenging to accurately report. This article reviews CPT guidelines for reporting ECMO procedures and endovascular interventions in the lower extremities. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
JustCoding’s sister publication, HIM Briefings, conducted a benchmarking survey to shed light on edit and denial management processes across the industry. Review findings from the survey to see how your organization compares to those across the industry.
Peggy S. Blue, MPH, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC , reviews the appropriate application of 14 new HCPCS codes that will allow opioid treatment programs to report medication-assisted treatments beginning January 1, 2020.
In the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, CMS increased the performance threshold for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible providers and finalized its proposal to implement the MIPS Value Pathways (MVP) framework in calendar year 2021.
CPT reporting for surgical heart procedures requires an in-depth understanding of cardiovascular anatomy and terminology. This article reviews CPT reporting for procedures involving cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators based on key details in provider documentation. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: A patient presents for routine obstetrical (OB) care following a vaginal delivery. During the visit, the provider performs a postpartum depression screening. Should the depression screening be charged separately from the global OB visit service?