Pain management coders: There are scores of new and modified codes to be aware of in 2018, warns Amy Turner, a coding pro. So let’s dig in! Turner recently covered coding changes for the field in her conference for AudioEducator, “2018 CPT and ICD-10 Updates More..
2018 brings plenty of coding updates for pulmonary medicine, says Jill Young, an expert coder and CEO of Young Medical Consulting. Young covers what is new and modified for the field in her conference for AudioEducator, “2018 Updates for Pulmonary Medicine.” New Codes for Trachea More..
There are tons of new codes for 2018—but just a relative few impact those in pediatrics, said Donelle Holle, a coding expert who recently held a conference for AudioEducator, “2018 Coding Updates: Virtual Bootcamp.” Still, it’s important to brush up on the changes. Knowing the More..
Each day, urologists perform increasingly complicated operations involving multiple surgical procedures and different CPT® codes. Such complex procedures can trip up even the most seasoned coder, especially when several of the procedures performed are surgically unrelated and can’t be bundled. As part of the Virtual More..
In recent years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has increased the level of detail required for proper hospice coding—not only for reporting the direct reason a patient was put into hospice care, but also for any comorbidities not directly related to the More..
Durable medical equipment (DME) billing continues to be scrutinized by Medicare and other commercial carriers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers extensive and detailed documentation guidelines for DME in general, as well as other guidelines for documentation that can be found in More..
With the 2018 ICD-10-CM and CPT® changes now released and in effect, cardiology is one of the specialties most impacted, with over 100 new, revised and deleted codes. There are also a few surprises that weren’t in the 2018 proposal, and that you may not More..
2018 promises to be a year of important changes for pathology, with the introduction of approximately 40 new CPT® codes for labs this year. Multianalyte Assays with Algorithmic Analysis (MAAA) and Genomic Sequencing Procedures (GSP) are both seeing modified codes, while several codes have also More..
The new year is finally here, and with it several changes to CPT® codes—314, in fact. However, orthopedists won’t see too many new codes focused on their practices. Instead, the changes they do see reflect changing trends in orthopedics, mainly the rising preference of musculoskeletal More..
Coding and billing accuracy has never been more critical to your practice’s financial survival. From the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which requires medical practices to submit specific data to meet value-based payment requirements, to the rise of high deductible health plans (HDHPs), More..