Following the release of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s March report to Congress, the American Medical Association (AMA) urged Congress to revise the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) to include stable, annual payment updates that keep up with inflation and practice costs.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Mental Health Statistics. Shelley Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CIC , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for common types of anxiety disorders and psychotherapy treatments used to manage them. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Arterial embolization is less invasive than open surgery and is often performed as an outpatient procedure in a hospital setting. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, evaluates medical necessity and CPT coding for uterine artery embolization.
Providers can now code for E/M visits based solely on medical decision-making. Julia Kyles, CPC , outlines how to use the first column of the medical decision-making chart in the CPT Manual to determine E/M level selection.
To assign the most specific CPT codes for spinal procedures, coders need a solid understanding of spinal anatomy and surgical terminology. Review spinal anatomy and CPT coding for vertebral corpectomies, discectomies, laminectomies, and more. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Under certain circumstances, a service or procedure may be partially reduced or eliminated at the discretion of the physician. Read up on the correct application of hospital modifiers -52, -73, and -74 for reduced and discontinued procedural services.