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.
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.
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.
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.
Review proposed updates to the CPT set for 2022, including new codes for chronic care management, laser interstitial thermal therapy, spinal anesthesia, and more. Note: To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Medicare overcompensated providers for complex and noncomplex chronic care management (CCM) services billed over a two-year period, according to a recent OIG report. These overpayments occurred because CMS did not have claim edits in place to prevent billing of overlapping care management services.
Earlier this year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) added a new OIG Work Plan item for reporting E/M services with minor surgical procedures. Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CICA, CHRC, CHPC, CHEP, CHC, CICA, CAC, CACO , reviews appropriate use of modifier -25 for separately identifiable E/M services.
CPT coding for vaginal and cesarean deliveries and postpartum care requires strong attention to detail. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , breaks down stages of delivery and CPT coding guidance for childbirth.
To select the most specific CPT codes for prenatal care, physician coders must have a solid understanding of complex guidelines for reporting pregnancy-related office visits. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , unpacks services included in the global obstetric package and CPT coding for routine prenatal care.
Hospital coders often review charts for patients with diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, and other colorectal problems. Review ICD-10-CM coding for common conditions of the large intestine and CPT coding for proctosigmoidoscopies, sigmoidoscopies, and colonoscopies. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule includes significant policy updates affecting physician coding and billing. Review proposals to decrease to the Medicare conversion factor, revise guidelines for critical care services, and loosen telehealth coverage requirements.
Cardiovascular conditions affect the structure and function of the heart and are a leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This article details ICD-10-CM coding for common heart conditions and CPT coding for cardiac catheterization procedures. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.