Q: Can CPT® code 76700 (ultrasound, abdominal, real time with image documentation; complete) be coded with 76770 (ultrasound, retroperitoneal [e.g., renal, aorta, nodes], real time with image documentation; limited) on the same date of service during the same session?
E/M services resulted in a projected $4.5 billion in improper Medicare payments in 2014, according to the April 2016 Medicare Quarterly Compliance Newsletter, accounting for 9.3% of the overall Medicare fee-for-service improper payment rate.
CMS has proposed a new drug payment model that could impact providers nationwide. Jugna Shah, MPH, reviews the multiple stages of the rule and how providers can comment to CMS about the proposed changes.
Pregnant patients with other health issues can lead to complicated coding scenarios. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, CDIP, writes about the clinical documentation necessary to identify certain complications and how coders can report these diagnoses. Note: To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription. Once you have set up your free registration, you can log in and access this article by clicking here.