In the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, CMS announced new HCPCS add-on code G2211 for visit complexity inherent to E/M services. Julia Kyles, CPC, describes when and how to report G2211 with E/M codes 99202-99215.
The 2021 update to the ICD-10-CM code set introduced 43 new codes to Chapter 3: Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism. Review new codes for sickle-cell diseases, hemolytic anemias, and cytokine release syndrome. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC-I, HCISPP , writes about CPT coding for total hip arthroplasty and autologous chondrocyte implantation: two orthopedic procedures that were recently removed from the inpatient-only (IPO) list for 2021.
The calendar year 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule will have a significant impact on physician health systems. Review the implications of updated coding and payment policies that will boost payment for certain E/M services and cut the Medicare conversion factor by 10.2%.
Audit defense is a key strategy in protecting earned revenue and ensuring coding and billing compliance. Read about auditing trends during the COVID-19 public health emergency and internal processes that organizations are using to track audit activity.
The Medicine chapter of the CPT Manual covers a wide variety of services applicable to multiple specialties. Review calendar year 2021 updates to CPT® codes for medicine services including new codes for continuous electrocardiogram recordings and auditory-evoked potentials. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
In this article, Laura Evans, CPC, reviews 2021 E/M coding for outpatient encounters based on provider documentation of medical decision-making (MDM). She breaks down the four levels of problems addressed and describes the types of conditions that would fall into each category.
Q: When might it be appropriate to report computer-aided mapping of the cervix uteri using 2021 CPT add-on code 57465 (computer-aided mapping of cervix uteri during colposcopy, including optical dynamic spectral imaging and algorithmic quantification of the acetowhitening effect)?
Hospital coding for pregnancy-related services requires a detailed understanding of the CPT® global obstetric (OB) package and ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for maternal care management. This article details hospital coding for pregnancy and delivery complications and procedures used to treat them. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
A multi-organizational collaborative is proving further evidence of the growing interest in behavioral health integration with primary care. Read about organizational efforts to improve collaboration between primary care and mental health providers and enhance billing for behavioral health services.
ICD-10-CM coding for genitourinary conditions requires careful attention to detail. Learn about genitourinary structures and their functions as well as new ICD-10-CM codes for glomerulonephritis, chronic kidney disease, and granulomatous mastitis. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.