Cardiology coding is undergoing massive changes in 2018. There are 34 new, 12 revised and 28 deleted codes for CPT®, and these 74 code changes will have a major impact on your 2018 reimbursement. The 2018 ICD-10-CM codes that used for discharges occurring from October More..
2018 brings a number of CPT® code changes to diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology. From new chest and abdominal X-ray codes, to deleted codes for endovascular repair, the new year has many changes in store. Get up to speed quickly with the changes to ensure More..
Each year CPT® codes are revised and updated to accommodate current terminology, technology and practice. And 2018 is no different: According to the American Medical Association (AMA), the new year will see a number of code changes taking effect. Keeping up with the vast number More..
Physicians know that clean clinical documentation is essential to get proper reimbursement. With increased pre- and post-payment audits and third-party scrutiny, you should make sure your practice isn’t missing a few crucial elements while documenting services. Common Documentation Errors Identified in Audits According to coding More..
Ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) continue to undergo decreasing reimbursements, increasing regulatory and industry changes, and other industry pressures. Many ASCs are uncertain of whether they should enter into contracts with insurers, including Medicare, or remain out of network. Here are some of the main things More..
The modifier, a two-digit code additional to the CPT codes, can be a powerful tool to ensure providers get paid for services that are not normally performed together or which may be in addition to the primary service provided. In order to bill for services More..
Most physicians understand the importance of documenting services effectively and yet still miss crucial elements while documenting services. To ensure proper reimbursement, physicians, coders, office managers and auditors must understand the major physician documentation issues that affect reimbursement. Some of the problem areas physicians can More..