The American Medical Association introduced E/M updates for 2023 and there are more E/M changes scheduled for 2024, according to the CPT Editorial Summary of Panel Actions. Julia Kyles, CPC, explains several 2023 and 2024 code revisions and additions that coders would benefit from making note of in their CPT manuals.
CMS recently published its fourth quarter 2022 HCPCS Application Summaries and Coding Recommendations. The new codes will be used to report injections and skin substitutes and are scheduled to take effect April 1.
Limb girdle muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic disorders that cause myopathy of the proximal shoulder and hip girdle muscles. This article reviews the disease, 2023 ICD-10-CM code updates, and relevant coding guidance. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
E/M coding guidelines for emergency department services (CPT codes 99281-99285) were recently updated for the first time in decades. Hamilton Lempert, MD, FACEP, CEDC, reviews these changes, along with coding requirements for many other E/M services.
Kathleen M. Romero, MSN, RN, EBP-C , Cynthia Beal, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, and Renee Pate, MSOL, MSN Ed., RN, CCDS, explain how they implemented a CDI program in their facility’s emergency department and the how establishing this program improved coding accuracy and increased reimbursement.
The CPT Editorial Panel made a handful of changes to codes for ocular and auditory system procedures as part of its 2023 update to the code set. This article reviews canaloplasty and auditory osseointegrated implant CPT code revisions and additions. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: Would a same date admission/discharge E/M code be used for a scenario in which a patient is admitted at 11 p.m. on a Monday, is seen by the provider at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, and discharged at 8 p.m. on Tuesday?