Author "John Verhovshek"

By John Verhovshek
In CMS
Mar 28th, 2019
If you’re a coder, you’ve probably seen the term “same physician” used throughout the CPT® codebook: for example, the descriptor for modifier 25 stipulates, “Significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management service by the same physician ...
By John Verhovshek
Mar 19th, 2019
A summary of the CPT® Editorial Panel’s actions during its February 2019 meeting offers us a glimpse of changes to come for the CPT 2020 and 2021. Perhaps the biggest news are approved revisions to office and outpatient E/M codes 99201-99215, schedu...
By John Verhovshek
Mar 12th, 2019
In its February 2019 meeting, the AMA CPT Editorial Panel has approved revised guidelines for new and established office or outpatient visit codes 99202-99215 that would eliminate history and examination as key components to select the E/M service lev...
By John Verhovshek
In Coding
Mar 11th, 2019
Tissue adhesive, or cyanoacrylate, is like “Super Glue” for the skin. Commonly known as Dermabond® (which is a brand of tissue adhesive sold by Ethicon™), cyanoacrylate is a liquid that may be used to close wounds, either in place of or in add...
By John Verhovshek
In Billing
Mar 8th, 2019
The CPT® codebook is careful to differentiate clinical staff from physicians and qualified healthcare professionals (QHPs). Per CPT®: A “physician or other qualified health care professional” is an individual who is qualified by education, training, ...