The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released a data brief on billing risks associated with Medicare telehealth services during first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Julia Kyles, CPC, explains the significance of using the OIG’s data brief and offers tips to adhere to compliance guidelines.
The 2023 ICD-10-CM update, which took effect on October 1, includes almost 1,500 code changes. This article focuses on new codes in Chapter 9, Diseases of the Circulatory System. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The American Medical Association (AMA) released the calendar year 2023 CPT code set on September 9. Learn about new codes pertaining to virtual reality technology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and abdominal hernia procedures.
Many healthcare systems are looking at how to expand their CDI program to include outpatient and ambulatory settings. Jennifer Boles, BS, COC, CRC, CCDS-O, explores her ambulatory CDI program’s success and offers advice for those looking to expand.
On August 31, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced eight new CPT codes for bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. The vaccine boosters are designed to combat both the original COVID-19 strain and omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5. Of the eight new CPT codes, four are to be used for Moderna booster vaccines and four are to be used for Pfizer-BioNTech boosters.
The 2023 ICD-10-CM update features many new, revised, and deleted codes. This article focuses on code changes pertaining to blood/blood-forming organs including new codes for von Willebrand disease, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, and platelet-activating anti-PF4 disorders.
Q: How do CPT codes 28295 (correction, hallux valgus, with sesamoidectomy, when performed; with proximal metatarsal osteotomy, any method) and 28298 (…; with proximal phalanx osteotomy, any method) differ?
Shelley Safian, PhD, RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , describes how, beginning in 2023, medical decision-making (MDM) will be used to determine E/M leveling for additional visit services, following similar changes for outpatient visits implemented in 2022.