Q: Does a psychiatrist need to document a physical examination and a review of prescriptions in order to support the reporting of CPT code 90792 (psychiatric diagnostic evaluation with medical services)?
CPT coding for behavioral health can be challenging given the multitude of factors that influence code selection. Review procedural coding for psychiatric diagnostic assessments, psychotherapy, and other mental health services commonly performed in the office setting. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder that causes significant physical and intellectual abnormalities. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA , writes about signs and symptoms of PWS and diagnostic and CPT coding for the disorder.
CMS released the calendar year (CY) 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and OPPS final rules approving changes to E/M documentation guidelines, introducing new HCPCS codes, and continuing its potentially unlawful payment policy for drugs purchased through the 340B drug discount program.
Advances in technology have made it easier for providers to administer remote physiologic monitoring services. However, because these services are relatively new, they remain underutilized and Part B providers have questions on how to accurately report and bill for them.
Every day, more than 130 people in the U.S. die after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In this article, Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , writes about accurate documentation and ICD-10-CM coding for opioid use, abuse, and dependence.
Many physician practices are now performing chronic care management (CCM) services yet providers continue to encounter significant barriers in completely connecting eligible patients to such care. Read about these regulatory challenges and how CCM providers should report their services using CPT codes.
By selecting the most specific codes for cancer diagnoses, coders can help epidemiologists track disease trends and measure the efficacy of drug therapies and radiation oncology treatments. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released documentation guidance for providers who evaluate patients with symptoms of e-cigarette- or vaping-associated lung injury, as well as official ICD-10-CM coding guidance for reporting these encounters.
The American Hospital Association, Community Oncology Alliance, and other hospital organizations expressed concerns regarding CMS’ proposed mandatory payment model for radiation oncology (RO), which if finalized, would go into effect January 1.
A wide range of diagnostic tests may be used by hospital providers to examine respiratory functioning. In this article, Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, CPC-I , interprets CPT guidance for reporting pulmonary functioning tests used to diagnose patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
One thousand eighty cases of respiratory illnesses and 18 deaths brought on by vaping have been reported in the U.S. as of October 1, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Review provider documentation and ICD-10-CM reporting for vaping-induced illnesses. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Perhaps the most momentous Quality Payment Program (QPP) news in the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule is the Pathways version of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)—but that’s not happening until 2021.
Internal audits can reveal inconsistencies in provider documentation and coding, reporting errors, and fraudulent billing practices. Review internal auditing basics and advice from regulatory experts on how to effectively educate providers on audit findings. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer recently ruled that CMS exceeded its authority when it expanded a site-neutral payment policy that cut reimbursement for certain E/M services provided in previously excepted off-campus hospital clinics.
The fiscal year 2020 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting provide instructions for healthcare professionals on how to appropriately report complex diagnoses. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , writes about significant guideline updates that will impact facilities starting October 1.