Whether a family wants a surveillance camera in their loved one’s room or your staff takes random pictures to post on social media, camera use compliance—not to mention patient privacy—in long term care (LTC) facilities is a real concern. You have an obligation, mandated by More..
To get paid for all you do, you must correctly code each and every procedure performed—which sometimes means unbundling codes using modifier 59 (Distinct procedural service). However, to decide if and when modifier 59 is appropriate, you must do some heavy lifting. Appending modifier 59 More..
If you’re running into problems when reporting CPT code 29826 for acromioplasty, you’re not alone. Follow these expert tips to ensure that you’re coding properly and avoid unnecessary claim denials. Crucial: The most important thing to remember when reporting code 29826 is that it’s not More..
From CPT® and ICD-10-CM code updates, to significant revisions to Medicare guidelines, you have a lot to contend with for your cardiology practice’s coding and billing in 2019. Here are some of the most important changes that you need to know. For 2019, you’ll face More..
Modifier 25 used to be your friend, but it may soon become your biggest foe when reporting 2019 CPT codes. Now, government and private payers alike are flagging claims involving modifier 25 for denials and severe payment cuts. Get the guidance you need on modifier More..
To do spinal coding right in 2019, you’ve got to get straight on several new techniques, guidelines and procedures that promise to complicate your billing. And you’ve got to do it quick given that payers and regulators are scrutinizing spinal procedures more closely than ever More..
Want to know one of the easiest ways to prevent payment denials? Here’s a trick: Understand “medical necessity” inside and out, especially with respect to ICD-10 coding, and you’ll be on your way to spotless claims. Not only that, but you’ll be able to confidently More..
If your New Year’s resolution includes giving yourself a professional skills upgrade, there’s no better way than to download new coding know-how from the experts. And that’s more convenient than ever to do: The AudioEducator 2019 Coding Updates Virtual Boot Camp—the most information-packed coding event More..
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated the durable medical equipment (DME) documentation guidelines. And the revisions are significant, as you’ll discover in the latest CMS documentation guidelines webinar presented by coding director Lynn Anderanin. Arguably one of the biggest changes involves More..
From vaginal prolapse procedures to corrective urinary incontinence surgeries, your urology and gynecology coding may frequently overlap. And if you want to avoid denials and reap the reimbursement you deserve, you must have a solid understanding of the proper uro-gynecological coding mechanisms and clinical scenarios, More..