Author "Barbara Aubry"

By Barbara Aubry
In Coding
Sep 30th, 2019
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Make sure your practice’s medical coding for preventive screening mammograms is up to date with current guidelines. Coding Mammograms for Medicare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has cau...
By Barbara Aubry
May 2nd, 2019
CMS’ latest guidance reiteration will, hopefully, make coding these sometimes-confusing services easier. Determining the date of service (DOS) when reporting a medical claim seems straightforward, but the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (...
By Barbara Aubry
In Coding
Dec 11th, 2018
Here’s a hot-off-the-press update from CMS for those who are involved with telehealth — and specifically, telehealth stroke services. CMS Releases New Instructions Just released, MLN Matters Number: MM11043 “Revision of Definition of the Physic...
By Barbara Aubry
In Coding
Aug 3rd, 2018
In most cases, the appropriate date of service when services last more than one day is the day the service concluded. Radiology services typically have two components: professional and technical. The DOS for the technical component is the date the pat...
By Barbara Aubry
May 3rd, 2018
But be sure you step up your game on meeting attestation and signature requirements. As an ongoing effort to help reduce administrative burden on practitioners, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an important update for ...