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In Coding
May 18th, 2022
Limit this code to administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. On May 17, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to authorize the use of a booster dose for patients 5 through 11 years of age. The CPT® code to report administration of this ...
In Billing
May 17th, 2022
But many of the changes to the Medicare Claims Processing System are retroactive. A quarterly update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) requires Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to make several changes to their claims processing systems, many of which are effective prior to July 1. MACs are not required to search their files ...
In Billing
May 5th, 2022
A quarterly update for the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS), issued May 4, includes nine new CPT® codes for proprietary laboratory analyses (PLAs). Medical coding and billing staff that process claims for lab testing should be aware of these codes and pricing. 9 New PLA Codes The following PLA (type of service 5) codes are ...
In Coding
May 2nd, 2022
Look to LCDs for guidance on how to get reimbursed for routine foot care. Routine foot care is probably the most difficult thing for a podiatry practice to manage. It takes a village to make sure all the proper steps are taken to get claims paid. This is because Medicare has a coverage policy that ...
In Coding
May 2nd, 2022
Learn how to recognize, manage, and code eosinophilic esophagitis. I had never heard of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) before my luncheon date with a friend, who I’ll call Monica. She and I are odd-fellow friends: Monica is an overachiever super-mom, always cheerful and confident; me, not so much. I want to share her story with you so ...