CMS recently released the 2022 National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual for Medicare Services . Julia Kyles, CPC , breaks down procedure-to-procedure and medically unlikely edits for a selection of new provider-based services.
The 2022 CPT code set includes 249 new codes that went into effect January 1. Review new CPT codes for spinal decompressions, cataract removals, auditory implantations, and more. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Medical practices in the U.S. are expanding treatment options for major depressive disorder to include transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Laurie Bouzarelos, MHA, CPC, reviews the basics of TMS, types of providers who can deliver TMS, and ICD-10-CM/CPT coding for TMS delivery and management.
Between 2016 and 2019, Medicare payments to laboratories for genetic tests quadrupled from $351 million to $1.41 billion. This sharp increase in spending on genetic testing is likely linked to excessive and fraudulent billing, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report.
Tackling reporting errors early on is an essential component of denials management. Leyna Belcher, MSN, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O , describes strategies that coding and billing professionals can employ to reduce claim denials and increase the success rate of appeals.
Between January 2019 and August 2020, CMS overpaid physicians an estimated $9.5 million in unallowable Medicare payments associated with facet joint denervation procedures, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report.
The American Medical Association recently updated the CPT code set to include 249 new and 93 revised codes, which go into effect January 1. Review significant updates the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive chapters of CPT. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.