Coding updates happen every year, and if you’re overlooking deletions and focusing only on the additions, then you could be setting your claim up for disaster.
The upcoming year brings various changes to both CPT® and ICD-9 pulmonology codes. For instance, you need to underline how you report dyspnea and shortness of breath. Highlight the ICD-9 guidelines explaining how to report COPD (496) when other lung conditions are present. On the other hand, 2013 will alter some of your pulmonology services, including updates to thoracentesis, pleural drainage, vaccine, and polysomnography codes. Don’t forget to prepare for E/M coding changes, too. CPT® introduces revisions to virtually every code descriptor in the E/M section.
Check out this expert audio conference, presented by Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, for the latest news and what you should do to prepare right now.
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Who should attend? pulmonology, pulmonology billing and staff, midlevel providers, coders, practice managers
Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, is the Principal of Young Medical Consulting, LLC, A company founded 11 years ago to meet the education and compliance needs of physicians and their staff. Jill has over 30 years of medical experience working in all areas of the medical practice including clinical, billing and rounding with physicians. Her comments and opinions can be seen in several publications and also...
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