Author "Nancy Clark"

By Nancy Clark
Jun 1st, 2017
Overlooking 2017 CPT® changes will keep your procedural reporting in the dark ages. Correct diagnostic ophthalmology coding is important to patients, the coders and billers who process the claims, and the physicians who document the medical records. ...
By Nancy Clark
In ICD-10
Oct 21st, 2016
ICD-10 presents a double-punch of changes while reporting standards are tightened. Entering its second year, it includes thousands of new codes implemented October 1, 2016. For example, the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code set has: 1943 new codes, 422 rev...
By Nancy Clark
In CMS
Dec 14th, 2015
By Nancy Clark, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced increased costs for Medicare beneficiaries in 2016.  The annual deductible for Part B beneficiaries will increase from $147 in 2015 to...
By Nancy Clark
In CMS
Nov 9th, 2015
By Nancy Clark, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the informal deadline for review of Value Modifier calculations in 2014, which will affect 2016 reimbursement. This review process allows gr...
By Nancy Clark
In Billing
Oct 15th, 2015
By Nancy Clark, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I Every healthcare provider has at least one taxonomy code that reflects his or her specialty. Ensure that your provider’s specialty is accurately represented by this code set. Although Medicare Part B provid...