CMS developed the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) to control improper coding and potentially inappropriate payment of Part B services. Review NCCI basics to ensure compliance with the latest coding policies.
Peter Hollman, MD , breaks down 2023 CPT guidance in a new section of the manual for initial and subsequent E/M services, which will impact reporting of hospital inpatient and observation care services beginning January 1.
The CPT Editorial Panel recently announced that it approved new CPT codes for Pfizer’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster and its administration for children six months to 4 years old after they have received administration of the first and second doses of the product.
The 2023 CPT code set takes effect on January 1, 2023. This article covers code changes for bariatric gastric balloon procedures, hernia repairs, and other updates within the digestive system chapter. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: What is the difference between “normal” and “abnormal” native connections in the descriptors for new 2023 CPT codes 33900-33903 describing percutaneous pulmonary artery revascularization by stent placement?
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released a report investigating instances of incorrect co-surgery and assistant-at-surgery modifier usage, which found that 69 of 100 sampled procedural services did not meet federal requirements.
The American Medical Association recently published CPT codes for 2023, including 103 code additions, 88 revisions, and 69 deletions. This article covers new codes and the single revision made to the cardiovascular system chapter. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
As of November 16, the CPT Editorial Panel has approved 56 Category I codes for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 vaccines and immunization administration. In this article, Kimberly Lee, M.Ed., RHIA, CCS-P, addresses some of the new COVID-19 product and administration codes.