In CMS
Jan 11th, 2022
Weeks after finalizing payment rates and policy changes affecting Medicare services furnished in hospital outpatient and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) settings for calendar year (CY) 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updates to the ASC payment system, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Make sure your billing staff knows about these changes. January ...
Jan 4th, 2022
New COVID-19 vaccine status codes, changes and corrections to the 2022 CPT code set, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) payment changes, and prior authorization code list changes — that’s what’s on the agenda this month. Read all about it! 3 New Codes Improve COVID-19 Vaccination Status An April 1, 2022, update to the 2022 ICD-10-CM ...
In Coding
Jan 1st, 2022
January brings cervical cancer and the importance of preventative measures to the forefront. January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a time when many organizations and communities collaborate to increase understanding and awareness of this disease. It is important women talk to their doctors and know their risk. Make sure you know the leading risk factors ...
In Coding
Jan 1st, 2022
Work with your providers to ensure that accurate documentation of subdermal contraceptive procedures is recorded. When a provider inserts a subdermal contraceptive implant and documents that the device was “inserted according to the manufacturer’s instructions,” this does not fully relay the steps taken to complete this portion of the procedure. Suppliers may provide directions and ...
In Billing
Jan 1st, 2022
Put your diagnosis coding skills to the test with this patient encounter. CC: Fall and laceration HPI: Julia is a 65-year-old woman who was running to catch a taxi when she stumbled, fell, and struck her face on the sidewalk. She had taken the day off of work and was shopping downtown. She denies loss ...