Category Archives: Medical Coding

Pediatrics

New Pediatric Codes for 2019: Focus on Revised E/M Codes

Don’t overlook important CPT code changes for developmental screenings

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..

Urology CPT Codes

New Urology CPT Codes Focus on Endourology

Important: Don’t overlook changes to E/M codes and PFS

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..

Ortho Audits

Ortho Audits: Prepare for Intense Scrutiny of Your E&M Documentation

Plus: Be sure you’re prepped for orthopedics ICD-10 & CPT code changes for 2019

If your medical record documentation is lacking, you likely cannot support a higher Evaluation and Management (E&M) level of service—which may lead to lost revenue for orthopedic services. And although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pondering a major makeover for E&M More..

Urology

Urology Reimbursement Booster: Untangle Split/Shared & ‘Incident To’ Office Visits

Yes, you’re missing out on revenue from these overlooked services

If you’re looking for sources of reimbursement for urology visits that you haven’t billed in the past, you’re in luck. Uncover the overlooked services that can lead to increased, deserved reimbursement for your urology practice. Mistake: Urologists often fail to bill for or correctly code More..

Ophthalmology blog

2019 Ophthalmology Codes: Help Payers See Patients’ Condition More Clearly

Get ready for new, super-specific codes for meibomian gland, blepharitis

Still wasting time scouring the web for the details you need to code an eye care procedure? Time to arm yourself with laser-focused insights on eye-care-specific CPT® and ICD-10 code additions, deletions, and revisions for 2019. In his live presentation, “CPT®, ICD-10, and Medicare Updates,” More..

Shoulder Surgery Coding

Don’t Give Orthopedic Coding Changes the Cold Shoulder

Get to know the latest ICD-10 and make 2019 a maximum-reimbursement kind of year

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..

Otolaryngology

Probe These Otolaryngology Modifiers For Opportunities To Bill Better

Tip: Catch incorrect modifier usage quickly with internal/external otolaryngology audits

Auditing is a word almost nobody wants to hear, and yet it’s a crucial part—and requirement—of maintaining a healthy, successful otolaryngology practice. It’s also a smart idea if you want to catch problems before they become bigger issues. Your options when it comes to otolaryngology More..