Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC-I, HCISPP , writes about CPT coding for total hip arthroplasty and autologous chondrocyte implantation: two orthopedic procedures that were recently removed from the inpatient-only (IPO) list for 2021.
The 2021 update to the ICD-10-CM code set introduced 43 new codes to Chapter 3: Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism. Review new codes for sickle-cell diseases, hemolytic anemias, and cytokine release syndrome. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
In the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, CMS announced new HCPCS add-on code G2211 for visit complexity inherent to E/M services. Julia Kyles, CPC, describes when and how to report G2211 with E/M codes 99202-99215.
Audit defense is a key strategy in protecting earned revenue and ensuring coding and billing compliance. Read about auditing trends during the COVID-19 public health emergency and internal processes that organizations are using to track audit activity.
The calendar year 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule will have a significant impact on physician health systems. Review the implications of updated coding and payment policies that will boost payment for certain E/M services and cut the Medicare conversion factor by 10.2%.
The Medicine chapter of the CPT Manual covers a wide variety of services applicable to multiple specialties. Review calendar year 2021 updates to CPT® codes for medicine services including new codes for continuous electrocardiogram recordings and auditory-evoked potentials. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.