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.
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.
ICD-10-CM codes for traumatic fractures specify the type of bone injury, affected area of the body, and in some cases, the degree of soft tissue damage. Review orthopedic terminology and documentation requirements for traumatic fractures to resolve the coding challenges. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , unpacks CPT coding for breast biopsies, mastectomies, lymph node excisions, breast reconstructions, and other procedures used to prevent and treat breast cancer.
Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO , writes about key regulatory updates in the 2022 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, including increased price transparency penalties, changes to the inpatient-only list, and payment changes.