Given the frequency with which wound procedures are performed, and the expenses associated with their performance, it’s essential that coders have a clear understanding of how to accurately report CPT codes for these services. Review 2020 CPT codes for wound repairs and grafting procedures. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Approximately 12% of Americans suffer from migraine headaches, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. In this article, Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC-I, reviews coding for migraine headaches and their treatment, including CPT reporting of drug-free alternative treatment options.
The AMA announced that its CPT® editorial panel expedited approval of a unique CPT code to report laboratory testing services for COVID-19. The new code supports the urgent public health need for streamlined reporting of testing for the virus.
Providers will find immediate opportunity to provide virtual visits to patients enrolled in Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans as CMS seeks to facilitate screening and treatment of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
Coders will find a wide range of CPT and HCPCS Level II codes that have been assigned medically unlikely edits (MUE) this year. Review new MUE values that went live January 1 for codes involving drug injections as well as E/M, radiology, and therapy services.
When reporting CPT codes for spinal excisions and decompression procedures, coders must consider the approach used, spinal levels operated on, number of providers involved, and more. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Providers need to clean up coding for electro-acupuncture devices, according to CMS. In Special Edition MLN Matters 20001, the agency noted that some providers are incorrectly coding these devices using HCPCS Level II code L8679 (implantable neurostimulator, pulse generator, any type).
Hemorrhoids are the third most common outpatient gastrointestinal diagnosis in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA , writes about symptoms of hemorrhoids and CPT coding for treatment.