Coding for headaches can be complicated enough to give you one. It takes time to master the nuances of intercostal nerve blocks and paravertebral (TAP) blocks, and at times chemodenervation coding for headaches is only for the brave at heart. But a little extra training More..
In case you haven’t heard, they’re here: Yes, the 2019 Current Procedural Terminology CPT® codes have been released, with 335 code changes for 2019. Though they don’t take effect until Jan. 1, 2019 (and there could be more changes before then), it’s wise to begin More..
As an experience coded, “compliance” is term you’re more than familiar with. But do you fully understand how to be compliance-ready for a potential anesthesia audit from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) or Medicare? The OIG, Medicare, and other payers are scrutinizing anesthesia More..
The use of technology in urology procedures – especially surgeries – has introduced many benefits: fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and recovery periods, and much smaller surgery scars. So it’s no surprise that we’ve seen a significant rise in robotic-assisted surgeries in recent years. The More..
Opioid abuse is a hot headline topic, with concern growing over how many people are turning to opioids for pain management. As a result, payers have their eyes trained on pain management claims, regardless of subtopic. That’s why pain management coders need to up your More..
The word’s out: Claims reimbursements are getting tougher for urology coders, and all the looming changes to CPT® and ICD-10-CM codes don’t make things any easier. It’s your job to accurately present and report urology procedures and services. Drill down into your knowledge now and More..
Change is in the air. Not only are the summer days shortening, but the days to use existing ICD-10-CM codes are too. ICD-10-CM changes will take effect Oct. 1, 2018 – barely over a month away. Plus, CPT® 2019 is on the horizon and will More..
Order up: You asked, and we’re delivering even more ICD-10-CM 2019 coverage, this time for neurology. What’s new, starting Oct. 1, 2018, are 30 additions and revisions for clonic hemofacial spasm, developmental disorder screenings, and cerebral infarction codes, among others, says medical coding consultant Kim More..
Our coverage of ICD-10-CM 2019 continues here with a few more updates on what’s new for cardiology. The updated codes take effect in just two short months—on October 1, 2018—so it’s time to put your preparation efforts in high gear. Knowing your cardiology diagnosis codes More..
The take-effect date for the 2019 ICD-10-CM – and the impact these medical coding changes will have on your healthcare specialty – is now less than two months away. October 1, 2018 will be here before you know it, and to help you prepare we More..