In Billing
Jan 13th, 2020
In my last blog “Special Rules Apply to Endoscopic Sinus Surgeries,” I discussed the change to the Multiple Endoscopy Rule for multiple surgeries when performed within the family of endoscopic sinus codes. How Does the Multiple Endoscopy Rule Affect Payment? Using the multiple endoscopy rule with the base code 31231 Nasal endoscopy, diagnostic, unilateral or ...
In Coding
Jan 9th, 2020
The multiple surgery calculation for nasal endoscopy codes is changed when multiple nasal endoscopies are performed in the same session on the same day. For Calendar Year 2020, instead of paying the multiple surgeries at 50 percent, surgeons will be paid the difference between the fee for the procedure performed and the base code for ...
In Coding
Jan 7th, 2020
A new ICD-10-CM code for reporting vaping-related disorders has been created. This new code and updated guidance supersedes previous vaping coding guidance released in October 2019. ICD-10-CM code U07.0 Vaping-related disorder is effective April 1, 2020. Illnesses Related to Vaping Continue As of Dec. 27, 2019, there are been 2,561 reported cases of e-cigarette, or ...
In Coding
Jan 6th, 2020
Part 2: Know the codes and documentation to help prove medical necessity for gender-related surgical procedures. Patients with gender conflict have stereotyping and depression to overcome; don’t let staff and billing be another obstacle they must face when getting medical care. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) helps to remove ...
In Coding
Jan 6th, 2020
Use the MSN to inform patients of their benefits and clarify billing questions. While calling Medicare to explain a patient’s benefits is sometimes better, this is not always the first phone call the patient makes. More likely, the patient calls the provider’s office with questions about their medical bills. Here’s how your practice can use ...