Cardiovascular conditions affect the structure and function of the heart and are a leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This article details ICD-10-CM coding for common heart conditions and CPT coding for cardiac catheterization procedures. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule includes significant policy updates affecting physician coding and billing. Review proposals to decrease to the Medicare conversion factor, revise guidelines for critical care services, and loosen telehealth coverage requirements.
While technological solutions and electronic health records have made leaps and bounds over the past years in the inpatient setting, there still seems to be much lacking on the outpatient side. Learn how to leverage existing technology to track Hierarchical Condition Category capture and other coding metrics.
Hip and knee replacements are two of the most commonly performed elective surgeries, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Review major joint anatomy and CPT coding for hip and knee revisions and replacements. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Staten Island University Hospital overcharged Medicare an estimated $11.8 million for inpatient and outpatient services billed over a two-year period, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report.
Pacemakers are small devices implanted in the chest to help regulate inconsistent heart rates. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , breaks down documentation and CPT coding for pacemaker insertions, repairs, and relocations.
University of Michigan Health System overcharged Medicare an estimated $12.5k for polysomnography services submitted over a two-year period, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report. Overpayments were due to insufficient documentation and CPT coding errors.
Medicare waivers and flexibilities allow providers to deliver care via telecommunication technology during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). Judith Kares, JD , reviews CPT coding for e-visits, virtual communication services, and telephone E/M services.
CMS withdrew the split/shared and critical care sections of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual and announced its intent to update coverage policies for these services. Prepare for changes to come by reviewing documentation, CPT coding, and billing guidance for split/shared and critical care services.
CPT coding for psychotherapy and psychiatric diagnostic evaluations can be challenging, especially when these services are provided with office visits. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P , breaks down documentation and CPT coding for visit services provided with psychiatric care. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
A relatively small 2022 ICD-10-CM update will contain 14 codes of interest to pain management practices if the proposed changes go into effect October 1. Julia Kyles, CPC , unpacks proposed updates to ICD-10-CM codes for painful chronic conditions.
In the U.S., tympanostomy tube insertion is the most common ambulatory surgery performed on children under 15, according to StatPearls. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA , reviews common types of ear infections and CPT coding for myringotomies with tympanostomy tube insertion. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CPT codes 63685 and 63688 for spinal neurostimulator procedures have been removed from the list of services that would require Medicare prior authorization when performed in a hospital outpatient department, CMS announced on May 13.
Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CICA, CHRC, CHPC, CHEP, CHC, CICA, CAC, CACO , describes upcoming changes to CMS’ prior authorization program, including expansion of the program to include two additional outpatient services, effective July 1.