All posts by Sarah Terry


Ramp Up Your Revised Radiology Code Proficiency for 2019

Learn the latest NCDs for breast lumps—and new OB ultrasound codes

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..


2019 Skills Upgrade: Master the New Urology ICD-10 Codes

Codes for urethral stricture & diagnostic imaging of the testis get a makeover

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..

Ligature Risk

Take 4 Major Steps to Comply with CMS/TJC Ligature Risk Standards

Beware: You’ll have only 60 days to correct suicide-risk deficiencies

Psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric units within general hospitals aren’t the only places that must comply with ligature risk-related safety regulations. Now, The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are cracking down on all hospitals and other healthcare settings to More..

Breast Procedures Codes

Use New ICD-10 & CPT Codes for Breast Procedures

Learn how to code breast biopsies – in a nutshell

From differentiating between biopsy and partial mastectomy to reporting image-guided biopsies, including placement of radiological markers, coding for breast procedures is nothing short of mind-bending at times. And the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) recent changes to breast-related CPT and ICD-10 codes doesn’t More..