Thousands of new, deleted and revised medical codes are slated to go live on October 1 this year as part of an annual update arriving two years after the initial rollout of ICD-10. In addition, this year’s American Medical Association updates to the CPT Standard More..
If you deal with medical coding, you know that changes to the diagnostic codes happen regularly. On October 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will implement the latest ICD-10-CM changes for your urology practice. CMS has released information on the upcoming More..
2018 is right around the corner, and with it comes a whole slew of ICD-10 coding updates and changes. To stay on top of your coding game, you’ll need to learn changes in the CPT© code set, review NCCI guideline adjustments, get updates on ICD-10, More..
This year’s annual updates to the ICD-10-CM and PCS codes will have special implications for ob-gyn practices and coders in 2018. From tubal pregnancy without intrauterine pregnancy to maternal care for abnormalities of the fetal heart rate or rhythm, important additions and revisions go into effect More..
Now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the ICD-10-CM codes that you’ll be using from October 1, 2017 through the fall of 2018, it’s time to start studying how the changes will affect your practice’s cardiology coding. Changes are in More..
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new rule “Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers” went into effect on November 16, 2016. With a year to obtain compliance, home health and other providers now only have a few months More..
Federally funded healthcare services for gender transitioning and women’s services remain on ice while the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) goes back to the drawing board to alter the parts of its 2016 final rule on nondiscrimination that are being challenged by some More..
It’s still summer, but 2017 is slipping away fast, so there’s not that much time left to get ready for all the changes in coding that will go into effect soon. Orthopedics is seeing some specific coding changes that may surprise you, and the Centers More..
When you import any goods or merchandise – including pharmaceuticals and medical devices – into the United States, you are subject to compliance requirements involving the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). According to the CBP, in More..
It’s a familiar image, shared with friends and family, or even posted on Facebook by many expectant mothers as an announcement – “I’m pregnant!” – or as a way to introduce the very first images of her infant-to-be. The ultrasound is an important mile marker More..