Each year, coders must review updates to the ICD-10-CM code set including new, revised, and deleted codes and reporting guidelines. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, explains that for 2023, coders will find several new codes in the “Mental, Behavioral, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders” chapter for dementia.
Revenue erosion and denials are often easily prevented, but simple errors may evade traditional, reactive denials management processes. Coders are encouraged to shift focus to take a proactive approach that targets common errors in claim submission and charge capture and eliminates resource-intensive rework.
CMS published a notice in the Federal Register on August 9 stating that it will be suspending prior authorization requirements for specific durable medical equipment, prosthetics/orthotics, and supply (DMEPOS) codes under certain circumstances, beginning January 1, 2023. All claims submitted before that date will require prior authorization documentation.
Arthroscopic procedures have been the topic of controversy and confusion in the coding community. This article covers relevant anatomy, common shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty procedures, and National Correct Coding Initiative edits to keep in mind. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The American Medical Association (AMA) released the Category I vaccine product codes for monkeypox tests and vaccines. The organization made them effective immediately upon their approval by the CPT Editorial Panel on July 26. The new codes are scheduled to appear in the in the 2024 CPT Manual.
In part two of this series, expert Lori-Lynne Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, addresses the “nuts and bolts” of ICD-10-CM coding for anesthesia services, including how and when to append modifiers.
Coding professionals can get an early start to 2023 by reviewing CPT codes that will be added, revised, and deleted next year. Analysis of the proposed 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule reveals changes to 10 chapters in the CPT Manual , in addition to the revisions to the E/M chapter.
Interventional radiology describes a set of procedures that involve the insertion of medical devices and instruments to diagnose or treat disorders of blood vessels. This article covers common revascularization procedures, CPT codes associated with each vascular territory, and potential coding errors. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.