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"This new policy is based on timely, valuable input from stakeholders ... on the costs associated with administering monoclonal antibodies." (CMS)...
The 2022 proposed rule for SNFs is out, and few stakeholders are surprised at the meat of the rule. The fiscal year (FY) 2022 proposed rule affects Medicare payment policies and rates under the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system...
Check your diagnosis coding for this patient encounter. A patient presents today to discuss the results of her skin biopsy. Alice came in today for a follow-up visit. We performed a biopsy on her left ear last week. She had reported that she noticed a...
Consider code descriptors, surgical anatomy, technology used, and type and amount of visualization. Most CPT® codes get added to the code book each year without any mention as to whether the procedure is open or percutaneous, also known as minimally ...
Sometimes the acronym leaves you wanting for more. MEAT is an acronym for Monitoring, Evaluating, Addressing/Assessing, and Treatment. The coding community uses MEAT to better apply and understand an ICD-10-CM guideline that is difficult to remember …...
In 1995, at just 20 years old, I found out I was going to be a mother. Not sure which direction to go without a college education, I decided to take a position as a check-in receptionist for a chiropractor’s office. I became very interested in b...
Learn about AAPC’s global expansion and the changes underway to support the needs of its growing international community. Seeing just how far AAPC has come in the last 20 years is exciting. When it was formed in 1988, AAPC had only a handful of member...
There is more to passing your credentialing exam than studying. There aren’t really any secrets to passing an AAPC credentialing exam. We advertise what you’ll need to know on our website. For the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam, for example,...
Get answers to the top 10 questions about coding for office and other outpatient services in 2021. Ever since the release of the new 2021 evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines for office and other outpatient services, AAPC has been conducting num...
With medical claim denials on the increase, healthcare entities can’t afford to sit idly by. Payer denials are undoubtedly occurring more frequently across all specialties and settings. It does not matter if you are a solo provider in the Midwest, a ...