Author "Barbara Cobuzzi"

By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Billing
Jun 13th, 2018
Modifier 52, Reduced Services and Modifier 53, Discontinued Procedure apply to physician services while Modifiers 73 and 74, Discontinued Out-Patient Hospital/Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Procedure Prior to the Administration of Anesthesia and Disc...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Billing
Jun 7th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  issued a MLN Matters article ( MM10412 Revised) on May 31 with a retroactive effective date of January 1, 2018 clarifying documentation requirements when performed by Medical Students in a teac...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Billing
Jun 4th, 2018
Medicare stipulates precise requirements for billing audiology technicians’ services. As outlined in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Transmittal 84 in February 2008, these requirements are distinct from those governing audiolog...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In CMS
May 22nd, 2018
A lot of people have been asking questions about how to code FESS surgeries with the new combination codes when three or four sinuses are operated on. Sinus and FESS We have been expecting an AMA CPT® Assistant article with guidance this year, but no ...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Coding
May 14th, 2018
Managing denials is more difficult in 2018 than it was in 2005, 2000, or 1998. Not because practices are necessarily receiving more denials from payers but because unlike the early to mid-2000s and 1990s, we are now posting payments via auto remit pro...