Author "Chris Boucher, CPC"

By Chris Boucher, CPC
In Billing
Jul 1st, 2020
Orthopedic E/M coding in ...
By Chris Boucher, CPC
In Billing
Jun 5th, 2020
Several procedure-to-procedure (PTP) edit changes in the Medicare National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) database will go into effect July 1. The quarterly update files are now available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) web...
By Chris Boucher, CPC
In Coding
Apr 16th, 2020
During an emergency meeting in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the American Medical Association (AMA) convened the CPT® Editorial Panel to approve a new pair of Category 1 CPT® codes. These two new codes are effective immediately, according to the ...
By Chris Boucher, CPC
Mar 23rd, 2020
 CMS wants all providers to cancel or postpone all low-acuity surgeries. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is limiting “all non-essential planned surgeries and procedures, including dental, until further notice,” according to stat...
By Chris Boucher, CPC
In Billing
Nov 12th, 2019
Using 87804 x 2 might result in denial. If you’re performing a test that detects the flu via immunoassay in the office, your provider might test for two strains of the virus. Impact: When you file these claims properly, you’ll be paid for two flu test...