All posts by Michele Bowman

Coding Updates 2018

Coding Updates Virtual Boot Camp Hits High Notes for 2018

Learn Everything You Need to Know About ICD-10 and CPT Code Changes

Coding and billing accuracy has never been more critical to your practice’s financial survival. From the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which requires medical practices to submit specific data to meet value-based payment requirements, to the rise of high deductible health plans (HDHPs), More..

CMS Final Rule

CMS Final MACRA Rule Holds Steady on MIPS

Third Article in Our Series on MACRA & MIPS

On Nov. 2, 2017, CMS published its final rule implementing the Quality Payment Program (QPP) under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The final rule, which has a comment period through Jan. 1, 2018 and provides updates for QPP’s second (2018) and future More..

CPT Breast Procedures

Five Steps for Mastering Tricky Breast Procedure Coding

How to Get a Handle on Terminology, Wrinkles in CPT Codes

Coding and billing for breast surgical procedures can be challenging, especially when it comes to understanding clinical terminology for surgical and office-based breast care. Coders, billers, office managers, and clinical staff such as RNs and MAs all have a stake in improving documentation and submitting More..

Oncology CPT Codes Changes

Key Changes in Oncology 2018 CPT Codes Coming

Surprising Additions, Changes and Deletions Overlap With Other Specialties

The American Medical Association (AMA) has released the official 2018 CPT coding rules and guidelines, which include hundreds of code, guideline, and text changes in the codes that are universally used in the U.S. healthcare system to report services to providers, insurers and accrediting organizations. To More..

Telehealth Services

Compliance Challenges in Telemedicine

Final Article in Our Series on Telehealth & Telemedicine

Navigating regulations is nothing new to physicians and other providers, but adding telemedicine capabilities to your practice will add a few new compliance concerns. From federal requirements at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and privacy concerns under HIPAA to various state regulations More..

CPT shoulder arthroscopy codes

Trends for Shoulder Coding in 2018

From SLAPs to Biceps, Keep Up With CPT Changes to Ensure Reimbursement

While there may not have been many CPT code changes to the arthroscopy codes in recent years, Medicare and commercial insurance guidelines and policies continue changing due to the large amount of money insurance pays out for shoulder arthroscopy. It can be tough to keep More..