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..
Patients seeking treatment for substance abuse are afforded special privacy protections under a rule that went into effect in 2017: Is your hospital prepared to comply with this complicated new regulation? The rule for Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records—42 CFR Part 2—requires that More..
Cardiology coding is undergoing massive changes in 2018. There are 34 new, 12 revised and 28 deleted codes for CPT®, and these 74 code changes will have a major impact on your 2018 reimbursement. The 2018 ICD-10-CM codes that used for discharges occurring from October More..
Documenting services and understanding the appropriate levels of care in the coding guidelines is especially important in pediatrics, where under-coding for routine visits is a common mistake. CPT® is confusing and trying to understand new codes is not easy, said Donelle Holle, an RN with More..
It’s time to put down the egg nog and get back to work, ushering in new otolaryngology CPT® codes. Examining the new codes now and understanding how they will impact coding and billing for your otolaryngology practice is the key to kicking off a profitable More..
With 2018 come more CPT® and HCPCS code updates for podiatry care providers. While these changes and the myriad insurance requirements and coverage exceptions that come with them can feel overwhelming, a good practice is to start with a review of coverage determinations. When it More..
2018 brings a number of CPT® code changes to diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology. From new chest and abdominal X-ray codes, to deleted codes for endovascular repair, the new year has many changes in store. Get up to speed quickly with the changes to ensure More..
When it comes to the changing healthcare landscape, three common words being thrown about these days are “reduce regulatory burden.” And a key goal of physiciansis almost always to reduce the time needed to fill out paperwork so they can put more time and focus More..
When the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) became law in 2009, legislators envisioned it as both a much-needed technological and economic poke for the healthcare industry. Economic incentives built into the law were supposed to help move hospitals from paper to More..