Do you know what 2019 has in store for hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) standards? Hint: A lot! There are numerous changes on the horizon—especially those that will impact your nursing services. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) deficiency reports have cited Nursing Services More..
Prepare yourself for a major overhaul of the coding, billing, and payment rules for Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) under the Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC). These changes will have a significant impact on your reimbursement for medical services in each APC group. APC rules have not More..
The New Year is about to ring in a giant load of compliance and coding changes—from ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS code set updates to the OIG Work Plan. But while you’re digesting all these 2019 medical coding changes, don’t overlook the Merit-based Incentive Payment System More..
Look out: There are more than 300 CPT® code changes for 2019, and although not all of the changes will directly affect your specialty, there is one group of new codes that will impact billers and coders across the land: Be sure you’re prepared for More..
Beginning on January 1, 2019, you’ll have a whole slew of updated neurology CPT® codes to contend with. And, as usual, these CPT® updates will have a big impact on your reimbursement: Your neurology practice won’t receive the payment it deserves if you don’t have More..
Are you complying with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) regarding medical records requirements? Do you know what the CoP standards require of your hospital and each of its departments? If you’re unsure about your hospital’s compliance, you’re More..
The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan gets longer and more complicated every year. This means that your hospital is under increasing scrutiny when it comes to coding, billing, reimbursement, and other compliance issues. Understanding the OIG Work Plan is crucial to complying More..
Significant changes to the 2019 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set will have you scrambling to revamp your billing processes for Evaluation and Management (E/M) services. Find out which codes will look different come January 1, 2019—and how the changes will affect your pediatrics office. More..
CPT codes for urologists and genitourinary procedures didn’t see a whole lot of action in the 2019 coding updates, but you still need to make sure you’re not ignoring the few crucial coding changes that will impact your practice. And among the new, revised, and More..
You can expect big changes to mental and behavior health CPT codes in 2019. Get up to speed on the all the coding updates so you can avoid denials and get the reimbursement you deserve. Crucial: Make sure you’re aware of and understand the new More..