Between 2016 and 2017, CMS overpaid hospitals and other providers an estimated $636 million in unallowable Medicare payments associated with neurostimulator implantation surgeries, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report.
The fiscal year 2022 ICD-10-CM code set introduced 165 new codes, effective for encounters on or after October 1. Read about notable changes including new codes for anemia and thrombolysis, COVID-19-realted conditions, depression, and gastric metaplasia. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
ICD-10-CM coding for neuropathies can be challenging given the complexity of these diagnoses and associated complications. Demystify documentation requirements and ICD-10-CM coding for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, migraine headaches, and paralysis. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: A wound care patient with a 25-sq-cm chronic foot ulcer presents with a new cellulitic rash, which is treated using topical medication. During the visit, the physician also surgically removes dead tissue from the ulcer. How would these services be reported in CPT?
The latest quarterly National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) update includes a reversal of procedure-to-procedure (PTP) edits that involve E/M codes along with new medically unlikely edits (MUE) for a series of COVID-19 vaccination codes. Review the changes, which went into effect on October 1.
The October 2021 quarterly update to the OPPS announces new HCPCS codes for endoscopic submucosal dissection and central venous catheterization. It also introduces new HCPCS drug codes and revisions to the list of those qualifying for pass-through payment status.
Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , breaks down CPT coding for diagnostic services performed during the second and third trimesters, and provides an overview of an obstetric (OB) hospitalist's role in caring for high-risk maternity patients.
Several CPT modifiers have similar definitions, which can make distinguishing between them challenging. Review guidance for the appropriate application of modifier -51 versus -59 and discontinued service modifiers -52, -53, -73, and -74. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , breaks down CPT coding for ancillary services provided by obstetric providers including targeted ultrasound services and maternal serum tests used to screen for fetal abnormalities.
Q: A 32-year-old female presents for a planned vaginal delivery of twins. Twin A is delivered vaginally but due to complications, the second-born is delivered via a caesarean section (C-section). How would these obstetric services be reported in CPT?
CMS recently released the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, which introduces new guidelines for reporting split/shared visit services. Julia Kyles, CPC , analyzes how the changes would impact physician practices.
Outpatient coding for injections and infusions can be challenging given the foundational definitions and complex rules that drive reporting of these services. This article breaks down the facility drug administration hierarchy and CPT coding for therapeutic infusions, injections, and hydration. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS overpaid physicians an estimated $1.7 million for transitional care management (TCM) services over a two-year period, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report. Overpayments were due to CPT coding and billing errors.