Author "John Verhovshek"

By John Verhovshek
In Coding
Nov 29th, 2018
CPT® guidelines allow you to report E/M services by time—that is, you consider time as the key or controlling factor to qualify for a particular level of E/M service. When reporting E/M services by time, per the CPT® Evaluation and Management (E/M) S...
By John Verhovshek
Nov 29th, 2018
AAPC quarterly webinars are a free benefit for AAPC members looking for convenient educational opportunities and no-cost continuing education units (CEUs). Past topics have included an overview of MACRA, a panel discussion of medical industry trends, ...
By John Verhovshek
In CMS
Nov 19th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule that it will eliminate some home visit documentation requirements. Payment rates for E/M visits in the patient’s private residence (99341-...
By John Verhovshek
In CMS
Nov 19th, 2018
Medicare generally does not allow coding for two, same-day E/M office visits by the same physician (or any other physician of the same specialty from the same group practice). But with the release of the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, the Cen...
By John Verhovshek
In CMS
Nov 14th, 2018
Beginning in 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will collapse Medicare E/M payment, so that level 2-4 established outpatient visits 99212-99214 will be reimbursed at a single rate; and level 2-4 new outpatient visits (99202-...