Q: A patient receives Apligraf® (44 sq. cm) after subcutaneous wound debridement. Ten sq. cm is applied to a diabetic foot ulcer on the patient’s left heel and 20 sq. cm to an ulcer on the patient’s right ankle. What CPT codes would the facility use to report these services?
CMS’ recently released fiscal year (FY) 2022 IPPS proposed rule includes 153 proposed ICD-10-CM code additions, mainly affecting reporting for immune effector cell-associated neurotoxicity syndrome, gastric intestinal metaplasia, and poisonings by cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.
Laura Evans, CPC , and Julia Kyles, CPC , break down potentially confusing updates to the 2021 E/M guidelines, including new definitions for technical terms and revised guidance for reporting diagnostic laboratory testing with interpretation.
Facility E/M coding reflects the volume and intensity of resources utilized by the facility during patient encounters. Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO , describes how facilities can create internal guidelines and point systems for determining E/M level section. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.