CMS recently released an update to the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Procedure-to-Procedure (PTP) edit files, introducing more than 4,000 new CPT code pairs. The PTP edits took effect April 1 and primarily involve codes found in the pathology and laboratory section of the CPT Manual .
Physician service modifier -FT for unrelated E/M visits provided on the same day has been a source of confusion for many coding and billing professionals. Review the latest coding and billing guidance for reporting this modifier.
Bruxism, or excessive teeth grinding, is a common condition that is often brought on by stress and anxiety . Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA , describes the causes and symptoms of bruxism and ICD-10-CM coding for the condition.
Facilities can limit their exposure to claim denials and external reviews by implementing a robust internal coding compliance program. This article breaks down components of a coding policy and compliance plan and approaches to monitoring coding quality. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.