Julie Kyles, CPC, explains that CMS issued a modest set of hospital and practitioner procedure-to-procedure and medically unlikely edits in the latest quarterly update to the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits, effective July 1
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released the results of an audit of Medicare billing requirements for psychotherapy services submitted from March 2020 through February 2021 as providers adapted to changes introduced as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The aim of every hernia repair procedure is to manipulate the herniated organ back into its proper position. This article reviews procedures and 2023 CPT coding guidance for hiatal, inguinal, femoral, abdominal, and parastomal hernia repairs. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Surgical osseointegrated bone prostheses have emerged as a popular alternative to hearing aids. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA, defines how these devices work and how to report implantation, removal, and replacement of these devices in CPT.
This article defines types of hernias coders may encounter, including inguinal, femoral, congenital hiatus, congenital diaphragmatic, diaphragmatic hiatal, and what details coder will need to look for to accurately report them, per 2023 ICD-10-CM guidelines. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: A physician performs a lithotripsy on a stone in the ureter or removes a stone from the ureter through a transurethral approach, then performs a percutaneous nephrostomy and treats a stone in the kidney. Would both procedures be reported?
Coders saw extensive code changes and expansion for ICD-10-CM category O35.- in 2023. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBG, reviews codes in Chapter 15, section E: Fetal conditions affecting the management of the mother.
Julia Kyles, CPC, offers insights into the risk category of the medical decision-making (MDM) table with three scenarios presented by Peter Hollmann, MD, and Barbara Levy, MD, co-chairs of the CPT/RUC Workgroup on E/M.
CMS released Transmittal 12053 in May, outlining CMS’ intended changes in the July 2023 OPPS update. The new HCPCS codes will be used to report gastric procedures, insulin pump equipment, echocardiography processing, and more.