Ready for more ICD-10-CM updates? Over 500 diagnostic coding changes will take effect on October 1, 2018—with more than 30 specifically focused on obstetrics and gynecology. Significant ob-gyn ICD-10 codes changes cover everything from maternal depression to uterine disorders, notes coding and compliance instructor Lori More..
If you’re like most coders, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the coding changes on the horizon—such as the 2019 ICD-10-CM that takes effect October 1, 2018 and the upcoming CPT coding updates. Coders of all specialties are in the same proverbial More..
Get ready for some critical colonoscopies coding changes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), which contains a few significant surprises. Find out if the changes will benefit or harm your reimbursement for gastroenterology More..
In the 2019 ICD-10-CM release, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a total of 473 code changes, including 279 brand-new codes. And urology is among the top 10 specialties facing significant diagnostic coding changes for 2019. The scoop: Most of the new More..
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the updated ICD-10-CM codes for 2019 – which will be effective Oct. 1, 2018 – and if you haven’t already guessed, the revisions mostly aim to make the codes more specific. Get ready to take More..
Think fast: How quickly can you memorize more than 100 changes? You’d better have an idea, as that’s what you’ll have to do to keep up with the new general surgery ICD-10-CM codes—which take effect October 1, 2018. With 64 additions, 74 revisions, and 3 More..
As you well know, diagnostic radiology requires precision when it comes to coding – so much so that you probably wish you had x-ray vision to quickly assess the situation and pick the right code. Because of the high volume of their work, diagnostic radiologists More..
As an experienced coder, you’ve probably been keeping up with all the news about the ICD-10-CM codes effective Oct. 1, 2018. Which means you’ve heard a lot about one word: “other.” Yes, this word has been getting attention in coding circles as payers are tiring More..
Have you ever stopped to wonder about “other” Cardiology codes, such as E78.4 for “other” hyperlipidemia? While these catch-all codes have their purpose—i.e., for when there’s really no more specific code to capture what the doctor describes happened—with the newly added 2019 ICD-10-CM codes, you’ll More..
Anesthesia modifiers: They’re an integral part of anesthesia coding and billing, but are you using them properly? It’s no easy task given the sheer number and different types of modifiers: from Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), Relative Value Guide (RVG®) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System More..