CPT reporting for surgical heart procedures requires an in-depth understanding of cardiovascular anatomy and terminology. This article reviews CPT reporting for procedures involving cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators based on key details in provider documentation. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
In the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, CMS increased the performance threshold for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible providers and finalized its proposal to implement the MIPS Value Pathways (MVP) framework in calendar year 2021.
Q: A patient presents for routine obstetrical (OB) care following a vaginal delivery. During the visit, the provider performs a postpartum depression screening. Should the depression screening be charged separately from the global OB visit service?
Peggy S. Blue, MPH, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC , reviews the appropriate application of 14 new HCPCS codes that will allow opioid treatment programs to report medication-assisted treatments beginning January 1, 2020.