If you work with larynx CPT® codes changes, you’ve probably been frustrated at some point by how coding for laryngoscopies can seem to take longer than the procedures themselves. Even the most involved laryngoscopies typically take less than 45 minutes, so why is coding for More..
If the American Medical Association (AMA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ever picked a year to keep pathology coders busy, it’s surely 2019. This year alone you’ll find at least 93 pathology CPT® codes changes set to take effect January 1, 2019. More..
Still wasting time scouring the web for the details you need to code an eye care procedure? Time to arm yourself with laser-focused insights on eye-care-specific CPT® and ICD-10 code additions, deletions, and revisions for 2019. In his live presentation, “CPT®, ICD-10, and Medicare Updates,” More..
Auditing is a word almost nobody wants to hear, and yet it’s a crucial part—and requirement—of maintaining a healthy, successful otolaryngology practice. It’s also a smart idea if you want to catch problems before they become bigger issues. Your options when it comes to otolaryngology More..
For many, fall is defined by falling leaves and lower temperatures. But for coders, the season is all about changing codes. If you’re not yet up to date on the 2019 ICD-10-CM (which took effect October 1) and you haven’t been prepping for the coming More..
“Too expensive” may be one of your least favorite phrases—and you can avoid it with some sharp-shooter coding. If you often work with advanced procedural coding, you know how expensive many of these procedures can be. When it comes to botulinum toxins, intrathecal drug delivery, More..
We’re now in the middle of October, which can only mean one thing: Your head is full of coding updates. ICD-10-CM updates took effect on the first of the month, and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes will arrive January 1, 2019. With more than 50 More..
Do you know the difference between durable medical equipment (DME) for lower extremities and home care supplies—especially as defined by Medicare? If not, your practice could be facing a lot of unnecessary denials. Time to brush up on Medicare’s DME classification, payment responsibility rules, and More..
If you’re like most anesthesia coders, you’re so busy with the day-to-day that you don’t have the time (or the support) to get up to speed on all the code changes coming your way. But nothing would make you happier than to see your claims More..
There are times when coding for stones in the urinary tract may feel as painful as actually having one—namely, when discerning which modifier to use for ipsilateral multiple stones. Many guidelines are vague and open to interpretation. Not only that, you and payers may not More..