Obesity is a condition that can complicate coding for other diagnoses in a patient’s record. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, CDIP, writes about how to report BMI and what must be documented in order to link it with other conditions.
CMS’ April I/OCE update includes numerous code and status indicator changes, as well as corrections to its January release. Kimberly Anderwood Hoy Baker, JD, CPC, looks at the changes providers should review to ensure claims including these codes are processed correctly.
CMS recently released its seventh maintenance update for National Coverage Determinations to incorporate ICD-10 and other coding updates, which may require providers to contact Medicare Administrative Contractors regarding previously submitted claims.
Q: Are there any new HCPCS codes for recently released biosimilar products on the horizon? Our physicians and pharmacists are being contacted by the manufacturer about purchasing and using them, but we want to be sure we can report them appropriately.