After years of consideration, CMS introduced extensive changes for modifier -59 (distinct procedural service) for 2015. Jugna Shah, MPH , explains these changes and when to use the new modifiers instead of modifier -59.
The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, sensory organs, and other specialized cells throughout the body, and is involved in nearly every bodily function. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, reviews the anatomy of the nervous system and some guidelines changes for it in ICD-10-CM.
CMS accepted 76% of all national ICD-10 test claims submitted during its November 2014 ICD-10 acknowledgement testing week. More than 500 providers, suppliers, billing companies, and clearinghouses participated in the tests, which identified no issues with Medicare's system.