Author "Barbara Cobuzzi"

By Barbara Cobuzzi
In CMS
Jan 23rd, 2020
Medicare patients are receiving calls from telephone solicitors who are phishing for private identification information for nefarious purposes. The ruse is facilitated by the issuance of new Medicare cards. Here’s How the Scam Goes Down The callers c...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Billing
Jan 21st, 2020
New patient evaluation and management (E/M) claims are being denied when the patient was previously seen by a specialty physician assistant or specialty nurse practitioner on staff. This is happening when another provider of a different specialty in t...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Billing
Jan 13th, 2020
In my last blog “Special Rules Apply to Endoscopic Sinus Surgeries,” I discussed the change to the Multiple Endoscopy Rule for multiple surgeries when performed within the family of endoscopic sinus codes. How Does the Multiple Endoscopy Rule Affect ...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Coding
Jan 9th, 2020
The multiple surgery calculation for nasal endoscopy codes is changed when multiple nasal endoscopies are performed in the same session on the same day. For Calendar Year 2020, instead of paying the multiple surgeries at 50 percent, surgeons will be ...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
Dec 26th, 2019
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) missed its deadline for creating regulations for a special registration process for prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine. What Is the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act? T...