Streamlined coding and shorter time requirements for prolonged services are on the horizon for physicians and qualified healthcare professionals. The pending update to the E/M chapter of the CPT Manual , effective January 1, 2023, will replace four prolonged services with two 15-minute codes.
Erectile dysfunction, sometimes called impotence, is a common male disorder. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA covers physiology, symptoms, and treatment for erectile dysfunction, as well as associated ICD-10-CM and CPT codes.
A recent Medicare Provider Compliance Newsletter highlights accurate documentation and CPT coding for total hip arthroplasty (THA) surgery. This newsletter explains relevant codes and reminders when reporting these procedures.
Q: New ICD-10-CM codes for unspecified vascular dementia with behavioral disturbance, psychotic disturbance, mood disturbance, and anxiety take effect October 1. Do these new codes require linkage and specific documentation by the provider that the conditions are related?
Effective October 1, the ICD-10-CM code set will be updated to include over 1,100 new codes before counting code revisions and deletions. This article covers new codes for musculoskeletal and genitourinary conditions including muscle wasting, rib and sternal fractures, drug-induced neuropathy, and endometriosis. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Revenue erosion and denials are often easily prevented, but simple errors may evade traditional, reactive denials management processes. Coders are encouraged to shift focus to take a proactive approach that targets common errors in claim submission and charge capture and eliminates resource-intensive rework.
Arthroscopic procedures have been the topic of controversy and confusion in the coding community. This article covers relevant anatomy, common shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty procedures, and National Correct Coding Initiative edits to keep in mind. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Each year, coders must review updates to the ICD-10-CM code set including new, revised, and deleted codes and reporting guidelines. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, explains that for 2023, coders will find several new codes in the “Mental, Behavioral, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders” chapter for dementia.
CMS published a notice in the Federal Register on August 9 stating that it will be suspending prior authorization requirements for specific durable medical equipment, prosthetics/orthotics, and supply (DMEPOS) codes under certain circumstances, beginning January 1, 2023. All claims submitted before that date will require prior authorization documentation.
Malnutrition includes undernutrition, inadequate vitamins or minerals, overnutrition, obesity, and diet-related noncommunicable diseases. Inpatient coders must be familiar with clinical criteria and ICD-10-CM coding for this condition as it is frequently the focus of clinical validation audits. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
A recent audit conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that Cariten Health Plan Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee, received at least $9.2 million in net overpayments from 2016 to 2017 for incorrectly submitting selected high-risk diagnosis codes.
Bronchus, lung, and lymph node biopsies are often performed via a bronchoscopic technique. Sarah Nehring, BS, RHIT, CCS, CCDS , breaks down ICD-10-PCS coding for brush, transbronchial fine needle aspiration, and transbronchial forceps biopsies.
Interventional radiology describes a set of procedures that involve the insertion of medical devices and instruments to diagnose or treat disorders of blood vessels. This article covers common revascularization procedures, CPT codes associated with each vascular territory, and potential coding errors. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The American Medical Association (AMA) released the Category I vaccine product codes for monkeypox tests and vaccines. The organization made them effective immediately upon their approval by the CPT Editorial Panel on July 26. The new codes are scheduled to appear in the in the 2024 CPT Manual.
In part two of this series, expert Lori-Lynne Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, addresses the “nuts and bolts” of ICD-10-CM coding for anesthesia services, including how and when to append modifiers.
Coding professionals can get an early start to 2023 by reviewing CPT codes that will be added, revised, and deleted next year. Analysis of the proposed 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule reveals changes to 10 chapters in the CPT Manual , in addition to the revisions to the E/M chapter.