The 2017 CPT update didn’t include a huge amount of changes, but new codes have replaced the previous ones for dialysis circuit coding. Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, CIRCC, RCC, reviews the new codes and what services are included in each.
Many coders may know that the human body contains 206 bones, but they may not realize that more than 10% of them are in the cranium. In addition to reviewing skull anatomy, examine common ICD-10-CM codes for skull conditions.
Late in 2016, CMS finalized three bundled payment models focusing on cardiac care and another for orthopedic care, while also updating aspects of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model introduced in April 2016.
Q: I notice the parenthetical remarks underneath the new 2017 CPT spinal epidural injection codes (62321, 62323, and 62327) indicate that fluoroscopy, CT, and ultrasound codes are not to be reported with the code. However, the code descriptors only include fluoroscopy and CT, without any mention of ultrasound (76942). Is ultrasound included in the description for 62321?
Complex chronic care management services can be challenging to accurately tabulate and report. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, CDIP, writes about how billers and coders can work with providers to report them accurately.