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When reporting osteoporosis ICD-10-CM codes, you’ll need to choose from two separate code subcategories. Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a systemic condition affecting all bones of the musculoskeletal system. Osteoporosis occurs when too litt...
Code changes for the April update to the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) are effective for dates of service on and after Jan. 1, 2019. Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) will not search their files to retract payment for ...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released, Feb. 1, maintenance updates for several National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) to reflect recent code changes (CR11134). Every year, when ICD-10, CPT®, and HCPCS Level II codes are upda...
Many of the articles you see in Healthcare Business Monthly and our Knowledge Center are written by AAPC members. Who better to understand the needs of healthcare business professionals than those working “in the trenches,” every day? Who better to of...
Right out of the gate, Medicare Incentive-based Payment System (MIPS) adjustments were incorrectly applied to nonphysician services and supplies. This error is being corrected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), but what if no o...
Every year, there are reports of measles outbreaks among children who have not been vaccinated, and it can be fatal. “While death rates have been falling worldwide as more children receive the measles vaccine, the disease still kills more than 100,...
If you thought the Department of Health and Human Services’ loosening of several Obamacare rules indicated less HIPAA enforcement, think again. The agency’s Office of Civil Rights settled $28.7 million worth of HIPAA violations in 2018, u...
No one is more excited about AAPC’s HEALTHCON in Las Vegas, April 28-May 1, 2019, than AAPC Director of Live Events Melanie Mestas. She and her staff plan, organize, and put HEALTHCON on every year. And Melanie is the person to do it as she’s worked o...
A Seattle company looks to make primary care as easy as buying something off of Amazon.com. 98point6 is a Seattle start-up brain child of Rob Schwietzer who scaled Amazon Prime from thousands to millions and CEO Robbie Cape from Microsoft.  98point6 ...
Is putting patients in control of their healthcare a cure for what ails this country? At the 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Jan. 29-31, CMS Administrator Seema Verma spoke about the a...