The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2023 ICD-10-CM code set and ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Review key ICD-10-CM updates including new codes for dementia, head injuries, and long-term drug therapy.
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is a group of services provided by pharmacists that involve active management of drug therapy. Review CPT coding, the role of pharmacists, and documentation tips associated with MTM.
Physician service modifier -FT for unrelated E/M visits provided on the same day has been a source of confusion for many coding and billing professionals. Review the latest coding and billing guidance for reporting this modifier.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Mental Health Statistics. Shelley Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CIC , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for common types of anxiety disorders and psychotherapy treatments used to manage them.
Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO , describes how to use Office of Inspector General audit reports to identify areas at risk for noncompliance and how to organize targeted internal reviews.
Under certain circumstances, a service or procedure may be partially reduced or eliminated at the discretion of the physician. Read up on the correct application of hospital modifiers -52, -73, and -74 for reduced and discontinued procedural services.
Organizations may opt to measure productivity using several methods, such as number of charts coded per day or per month, based on their needs, service lines, and other considerations. Some organizations use different productivity metrics for specific settings or account types.
The 2022 ICD-10-CM manual includes new codes for thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA)—a rare clinical syndrome defined by the presence of hemolytic anemia, organ dysfunction, and low platelets. Read up on TMA pathophysiology and diagnosis coding.
Medical practices in the U.S. are expanding treatment options for major depressive disorder to include transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Laurie Bouzarelos, MHA, CPC, reviews the basics of TMS, types of providers who can deliver TMS, and ICD-10-CM/CPT coding for TMS delivery and management.
CMS recently released the 2022 National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual for Medicare Services . Julia Kyles, CPC , breaks down procedure-to-procedure and medically unlikely edits for a selection of new provider-based services.
The American Medical Association recently updated the CPT code set to include 249 new and 93 revised codes, which go into effect January 1. Review significant updates the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive chapters of CPT. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The American Medical Association recently updated the CPT code set to include 249 new and 93 revised codes, which go into effect January 1. Review significant updates the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive chapters of CPT.