Cardiac catheterization is a common procedure performed to study cardiac function and anatomy and to determine if a patient is a candidate for intervention. Terry Fletcher, CPC, CCC, CEMS, CCS-P, CCS, CMSCS, CMC, and Jillian Harrington, MHA, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CCS-P, MHP, explain how to code the different catheterization procedures.
The guiding principle is the definitive methodology used for all risk adjustment medical record reviews. Successful Medicare Advantage (MA) plans focus on early disease detection, coordination of care, and accurate reporting of members’ chronic conditions by primary care physicians, retrospective and prospective pursuits to drive and improve health outcomes. Holly J. Cassano, CPC, guides coders through the principles of risk adjustment for MA plans.
Providers will soon be reimbursed by Medicare for a new, less-invasive aortic valve replacement procedure. Medicare Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced CMS’ decision to pay for transcatheter aortic valve replacement under specific conditions.
QUESTION: When would you use the table labeled as not otherwise classified drugs at the end of the HCPCS Level II Table of Drugs and Biologicals? Many other drugs are not assigned a HCPCS code and are not in this table.