Arthroscopic procedures have been the topic of controversy and confusion in the coding community. This article covers relevant anatomy, common shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty procedures, and National Correct Coding Initiative edits to keep in mind. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS published a notice in the Federal Register on August 9 stating that it will be suspending prior authorization requirements for specific durable medical equipment, prosthetics/orthotics, and supply (DMEPOS) codes under certain circumstances, beginning January 1, 2023. All claims submitted before that date will require prior authorization documentation.
Revenue erosion and denials are often easily prevented, but simple errors may evade traditional, reactive denials management processes. Coders are encouraged to shift focus to take a proactive approach that targets common errors in claim submission and charge capture and eliminates resource-intensive rework.
Each year, coders must review updates to the ICD-10-CM code set including new, revised, and deleted codes and reporting guidelines. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, explains that for 2023, coders will find several new codes in the “Mental, Behavioral, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders” chapter for dementia.