Receiving payments for rendered physician services relies on clean claim submission with accurate CPT codes. This article reviews common CPT coding and billing errors, their causes, and strategies for preventing them.
The American Medical Association’s (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel recently approved a new vaccine administration code for COVID-19. It also released a summary of panel actions, which includes accepted and deleted code and guideline revisions for July 2023, January 2024, and January 2025.
Coding audits are often a source of irritation in small and large practices alike. This article covers common misconceptions about the auditing process and offers tips from experts on how to correct them. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The January 2023 update to the CPT manual had almost every chapter undergoing some form of change. In this article, Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT, delves into some of the major changes to E/M coding and considerations for documentation integrity.
Hypothyroidism is a common chronic disorder that involves the underproduction of the thyroxine hormone. This article defines hypothyroidism, reviews relevant ICD-10-CM codes, and provides insight from experts. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The beginning of March brought the release of the first quarter 2023 Coding Clinic . Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC, summarizes key information provided in this publication, including analysis of ICD-10-CM guidelines , code changes, and coding Q&As.