The new batch of diagnosis codes and revised guidelines for social determinants of health (SDOH) that will go into effect April 1 highlight the importance policymakers place on collecting this data. Julia Kyles, CPC, provides tips for capturing the SDOH using these new codes.
Alysia Minott, CIRCC, CCS, CDIP, explains that CPT coding for complex procedures performed using interventional radiology (IR) can be mastered; the first step is learning how to interpret applicable coding guidelines.
The American Medical Association's update to the 2023 CPT code set has brought three code additions, one revision, and one deletion to the integumentary chapter (CPT codes 10030-19499). This article provides procedure descriptions and coding guidance for the new and revised codes. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS recently released Transmittal 11737, detailing January 2023 updates to the OPPS. The transmittal offers information on new COVID-19 vaccine and administration codes, dental coding updates, coding clarification, and remote behavioral health service codes.
The 2023 CPT code update introduced numerous code additions, revisions, and deletions that took effect January 1. This article covers new and revised codes in the respiratory and nervous system chapters of the CPT Manual. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The CPT Editorial Panel recently announced that it approved new CPT codes for Pfizer’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster and its administration for children six months to 4 years old after they have received administration of the first and second doses of the product.
Peter Hollman, MD , breaks down 2023 CPT guidance in a new section of the manual for initial and subsequent E/M services, which will impact reporting of hospital inpatient and observation care services beginning January 1.
The 2023 CPT code set takes effect on January 1, 2023. This article covers code changes for bariatric gastric balloon procedures, hernia repairs, and other updates within the digestive system chapter. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: What is the difference between “normal” and “abnormal” native connections in the descriptors for new 2023 CPT codes 33900-33903 describing percutaneous pulmonary artery revascularization by stent placement?
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released a report investigating instances of incorrect co-surgery and assistant-at-surgery modifier usage, which found that 69 of 100 sampled procedural services did not meet federal requirements.
The American Medical Association recently published CPT codes for 2023, including 103 code additions, 88 revisions, and 69 deletions. This article covers new codes and the single revision made to the cardiovascular system chapter. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
As of November 16, the CPT Editorial Panel has approved 56 Category I codes for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 vaccines and immunization administration. In this article, Kimberly Lee, M.Ed., RHIA, CCS-P, addresses some of the new COVID-19 product and administration codes.
CMS confirmed in the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule that it will adopt the framework of the revised AMA E/M guidelines, including payment based on medical decision-making (MDM) or time, effective January 1, 2023. Laura Evans, CPC, explains how the agency will diverge from the AMA on some points, however.
Coding and billing professionals must ensure that medical record information is accurate, up to date, and compliant. In this article, Holly Cassano, CPC, CRC , defines late entries, corrections, and addendums, and explains the proper methods used to alter health records while maintaining Medicare compliance.