Physician and non-physician practitioners may benefit from reviewing documentation requirements and HCPCS Level II codes for knee orthoses, according to a recent Medicare Quarterly Compliance Newsletter .
Corneal dystrophies are a group of genetic, often progressive, eye disorders that alter functioning of the cornea. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for corneal dystrophies and CPT coding for procedures used to treat them.
Medicare auditors have identified failure to document time as a key flaw in claims for advance care planning (ACP), and the Office of Inspector General plans to conduct an audit of these services. Read up on documentation requirements and CPT coding for ACP to prevent claim denials.
Approximately 34.2 million Americans, or 10.5% of the U.S. population, were diagnosed with diabetes in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Review signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus types 1 and 2 and ICD-10-CM coding for these conditions. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The American Medical Association’s (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel at its February meeting approved technical corrections to the E/M coding guidelines for outpatient visits. The corrections were uploaded to the AMA website on March 9 and go into effect retroactively from January 1.
Refresh your knowledge of dysphagia, esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and Barrett’s esophagus, and review guidance for reporting these conditions in ICD-10-CM. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Supporting accurate Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) capture is essential to success under the growing number of risk-adjusted payment models. With their strong knowledge of coding and documentation guidelines and insight into emerging trends, coders are a key part of that strategy.
CMS recently added six codes to the list of services that may be reported with HCPCS modifier -CS (cost-sharing), which requires Medicare to cover beneficiary cost-sharing during office visits and other encounters for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Coding for traumatic fractures is based on details about the broken bone and the event that caused the injury. Review ICD-10-CM codes and guidelines for reporting different types of traumatic fractures. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
A vaginal cuff tear, also known as vaginal cuff dehiscence, is a severe complication of a hysterectomy . Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, writes about CPT coding for transvaginal and laparoscopic vaginal cuff repairs.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the combination treatment of bamlanivimab and etesevimab for COVID-19 patients at high risk for severe infection.
Arthroscopic surgical procedures involve the insertion of a small scope into the interior of a joint, allowing the physician to view the joint without making a large incision through the skin. Review CPT coding for arthroscopic procedures of the hip and knee joints. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Coding managers use risk assessments to measure their level of compliance with laws, regulations, and internal policies and procedures. Learn about the steps involved in E/M risk assessments and practices used to address E/M coding and billing errors.