Author "Barbara Cobuzzi"

By Barbara Cobuzzi
In CMS
Aug 22nd, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) physician fee schedule proposed rule has some new Part B specific codes for Podiatry Evaluation and Management (E/M) services as well as some modification to Teaching Physician Attestation Rules f...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In CMS
Aug 20th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing three new HCPCS Level II add-on codes to be used specifically with evaluation and management (E/M) codes, which would also be revised to create a single rate of $93 for established pa...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Billing
Aug 7th, 2018
In a time when many scoff at the potential of being levied steep penalties for violation of HIPAA rules, a judge just upheld a fine that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued in 2017 for Texas-based MD Anderson’s use of unencrypted ...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In CMS
Aug 6th, 2018
Besides taking a machete to E/M reimbursement and the way Medicare looks at E/M services, the current administration has proposed some large changes in the way Medicare pays doctors. They have also proposed ways that hospital facilities disclose pric...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Audit
Jul 17th, 2018
  Proposed changes in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for 2019 will change proposed reimbursement single evaluation and management (E/M) rates. Here’s a way for medical coders to see how much the new routes may affect your workplace’s ...