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..
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..
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..
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..
“Too expensive” may be one of your least favorite phrases—and you can avoid it with some sharp-shooter coding. If you often work with advanced procedural coding, you know how expensive many of these procedures can be. When it comes to botulinum toxins, intrathecal drug delivery, More..
Dealing with Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) compliance isn’t exactly new—but the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently thrown you a curveball. In an effort to help nursing facilities cultivate a proactive QAPI culture, the agency has unveiled new requirements. Here’s More..
We’re now in the middle of October, which can only mean one thing: Your head is full of coding updates. ICD-10-CM updates took effect on the first of the month, and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes will arrive January 1, 2019. With more than 50 More..
Do you know the difference between durable medical equipment (DME) for lower extremities and home care supplies—especially as defined by Medicare? If not, your practice could be facing a lot of unnecessary denials. Time to brush up on Medicare’s DME classification, payment responsibility rules, and More..
As a HIPAA-covered entity, your medical establishment is required by the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information (PHI). Depending on the number of individuals your PHI breach affects, you may need to notify each affected individual, More..
For years, you’ve endured an agonizingly slow claims appeals process due to the enormous backlog of pending appeals. But now, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) is rapidly speeding things up. Find out what this More..