Q: Suppose a patient comes in for psychological testing evaluation. The provider interprets the test results and patient data, prepares a report, and begins treatment planning. If the interactive feedback session is held several days later, how would this be reported using CPT codes?
CMS released the calendar year (CY) 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and OPPS proposed rules on July 29, introducing new CPT codes and extensive changes to documentation requirements for E/M office visits, and seeking commentary on how to overhaul MIPS and potentially undo its payment policy for drugs purchased through the 340B discount program.
Before starting an ambulatory or outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program, those tasked with the project must first create some universal definitions, so everyone is on the same page and speaking the same language.
Several surgical techniques can be used to excise or slow the growth of a paratubal cyst. Lori-Lynne Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , describes the etiology of paratubal cysts and CPT coding for their treatment.
Physician coders need to know when it’s appropriate it apply modifier -25 for significant, separately identifiable E/M service. Lori A. Cox, MBA, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CGSC, CHONC , reviews the correct application of this frequently misused modifier. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.