CMS recently released a national coverage determination update to the Medicare Claims Processing Manual . This update covers new requirements for CPT coding associated with acupuncture and dry needling services.
In this article, the author takes a closer look at CMS’ 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule—specifically a proposal to allow new providers to perform and bill behavioral health codes, offer providers new service categories, and give a code-valuation adjustment.
As coders witness annually, the ICD continues to evolve over its decades of use. This article covers the history of disease classification, current coding techniques, and possible future technologies of the industry. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: Our coding department has a longstanding issue with physicians not presenting enough information to properly report CPT debridement services for ulcers, resulting in queries and denials. What do you recommend?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving treatment used when the heart or lungs cease to function. Whether CPR is conducted alone or with other services, Nancy Reading, RN, CPC, CPC-P , covers the various ways that CPR can be reported and how to do so.
While taking time to relax is important, professionals must seize all opportunities to prepare for updates. Connie White, CPC, CPAR , reviews the process her team at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia takes to prepare for annual CPT code changes.
CMS recently published a summary of its second quarter 2023 HCPCS Level II code update application decisions, accepting 16 of 24 submissions. Many of the changes addressed in the announcement have an effective date of October 1, but one code revision and one code discontinuation will take effect before then.
As the summer temperatures continue to soar worldwide, so does the number of patients with heat-related illnesses (HRI). This article defines common HRIs and includes guidance on how to report them correctly in ICD-10-CM. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Terry Tropin, MSHAI, RHIA, CCS-P , reviews the biggest changes to the 2024 ICD-10-CM guidelines and tabular list set to take effect October 1, including deletions of certain COVID-19 screening guidelines, and additional direction for new resistant hypertension and myocardial infarction codes.