May 24th, 2017
There is no need to waste your valuable time looking for code book bundles. We’ve simplified bundle choices and gave them a new name, making it easier for you to choose the right one for your specific needs. The ProFee coder bundles are for working coders and students. Hospital is for inpatient facilities. The popular AAPC ...
In CMS
May 22nd, 2017
Medicare covers advanced care planning (ACP) as a separate service when provided by physicians and other health professionals (such as nurse practitioners who bill Medicare using the physician fee schedule). Advanced care planning is a face-to-face service that, as described by the AMA (CPT Assistant, Dec. 2014), “involves learning about and considering the types of ...
May 16th, 2017
If you code for dialysis services provided to Medicare patients, you’ll be interested to know about a new modifier the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has created to capture non-covered hemodialysis (HD) treatments provided to Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare Coverage Parameters Hemodialysis is typically furnished three times per week in sessions of three to five hours ...
In Coding
May 15th, 2017
All billable medical procedures include an “inherent” E/M component, to gauge the patient’s overall health and the medical appropriateness of the service. To report a separate E/M service with modifier 25 Significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management service by the same physician or other qualified health care professional on the same day of the procedure ...
In Coding
May 15th, 2017
Actinic keratosis (AK) is a small, rough spot on the skin. It usually occurs in middle-aged and older individuals, and may also be called senile keratosis or solar keratosis. AK is a premalignant lesion, which may develop into skin cancer. Although clinicians generally can diagnose AK by examining the area, biopsy may be necessary. AK ...