You’re facing more than 300 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) and more than 450 ICD-10 coding changes for 2019—and many orthopedic coding changes among them. Unfortunately, none of these changes will make your shoulder surgery coding any easier. From bundling and modifier usage, to the growing 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..
Starting on Oct. 1, 2018, you will need to begin using the new codes in the updated 2019 ICD-10-CM/PCS. There were hundreds of new, deleted, and revised codes in the latest update, and the Ob-Gyn specialty wasn’t spared. Many of the changes that will impact More..
Pediatrics coders have a whole host of ICD-10-CM coding changes to learn by October 1, 2018, and you’re probably focusing quite a bit on the 25 new codes describing newborn complications in Chapter 16. But while you’re getting up to speed on those changes, don’t More..
Here comes a plethora of new and revised ICD-10-CM codes for ophthalmology and optometry—from more specific code choices to identify the affected eye and eyelid, to brand-new code sets for rosacea conjunctivitis and “droopy brows.” Make sure you’re ready to use the new codes come More..
Your diagnosis coding for internal medicine will soon change in a few key areas, thanks to the recent release of the 2019 ICD-10-CM codes. Make sure you’re paying special attention to the new, revised, and deleted codes that will have a big impact on your 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..
Ready for more ICD-10-CM updates? Over 500 diagnostic coding changes will take effect on October 1, 2018—with more than 30 specifically focused on obstetrics and gynecology. Significant ob-gyn ICD-10 codes changes cover everything from maternal depression to uterine disorders, notes coding and compliance instructor Lori More..
Get ready for some critical colonoscopies coding changes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), which contains a few significant surprises. Find out if the changes will benefit or harm your reimbursement for gastroenterology More..
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..