Because the cardiovascular system circulates oxygen and nutrients to all body parts, procedures of the cardiovascular system can be complex and challenging to accurately report. This article reviews CPT guidelines for reporting ECMO procedures and endovascular interventions in the lower extremities. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , writes about new E/M codes, effective January 1, for patient-initiated services administered by a physician or other qualified healthcare provider.
JustCoding’s sister publication, HIM Briefings, conducted a benchmarking survey to shed light on edit and denial management processes across the industry. Review findings from the survey to see how your organization compares to those across the industry.
In the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, CMS proposes to adopt four new time-based HCPCS codes to be used in place of existing CPT codes for complex and non-complex chronic care management (CCM) services.