Kathleen M. Romero, MSN, RN, EBP-C , Cynthia Beal, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, and Renee Pate, MSOL, MSN Ed., RN, CCDS, explain how they implemented a CDI program in their facility’s emergency department and the how establishing this program improved coding accuracy and increased reimbursement.
The CPT Editorial Panel made a handful of changes to codes for ocular and auditory system procedures as part of its 2023 update to the code set. This article reviews canaloplasty and auditory osseointegrated implant CPT code revisions and additions. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: Would a same date admission/discharge E/M code be used for a scenario in which a patient is admitted at 11 p.m. on a Monday, is seen by the provider at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, and discharged at 8 p.m. on Tuesday?
The 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule finalized major documentation and coding changes. This article summarizes new guidance for reporting E/M and telehealth services and a significant cut to physician payments.
CMS recently published an FAQ document on the use of drug waste modifiers. The resource addresses how the modifiers affect Medicare policy, to which products they can be appended, billing concerns, and more.
This article outlines kidney anatomy, explains percutaneous nephrolithotomy and pyelolithotomy procedures, highlights relevant CPT guidance, and includes insight from experts. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Tonya Moton, RHIA, CCS, defines social determinants of health coding, explains the challenges of reporting these factors, and outlines how coders and providers can work together to create a positive impact in at-risk communities.