In Billing
Sep 18th, 2020
Quality reporting won’t pay off in 2020 for some eligible clinicians unless they do this. Eligible clinicians who achieved Qualifying Alternative Payment Model (APM) Participant (QP) status in 2018 should begin receiving their 5 percent incentive payment this month. More than 183,000 clinicians achieved QP status in the 2018 performance year of the Quality Payment ...
In Billing
Sep 14th, 2020
For a code that has no relative value units (RVUs) and commands $0.00 in Medicare nonfacility fees, 99000 Handling and/or conveyance of specimen for transfer from the office to a laboratory has received a disproportionate amount of attention of late. Part of the reason for that lies in the role the American Medical Association (AMA) ...
In Audit
Sep 8th, 2020
Maintain your certifications without spending a dime. You passed your credential exam and now you have the responsibility of maintaining a level of professionalism through continued learning. Continuing education units (CEUs) measure how well you are fulfilling your commitment. An AAPC core credential, such as the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), for example, requires 36 CEUs ...
In Billing
Sep 2nd, 2020
The updated code set includes E/M code revisions and more. Here’s a preview. Medical coders will get a bit of a reprieve next year when it comes to learning new procedure codes. The CPT® Editorial Panel approved fewer new codes for 2021 than usual. This is a relief considering all the coding and guideline changes ...
In Billing
Sep 2nd, 2020
It’s clear now which services apply to the no cost-sharing waiver. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently revised an MLN Matters special edition article to make it clear which codes are related to COVID-19 testing. The article now features links to files that list the procedure codes for which there is no ...