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 Coding
Sep 10th, 2020
One of the codes, 99072, is for reporting additional supplies used to mitigate spread of the virus. The American Medical Association (AMA) announced, Sept. 8, two new Category I CPT® codes to meet the changing needs of the healthcare industry brought about by the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The codes were approved by the ...
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 Coding
Sep 8th, 2020
Over the past several months, as the COVID-19 pandemic has raged on, the American Medical Association (AMA) has expedited the approval and release of CPT® codes to enable reporting of the various testing methodologies that have become available. The CPT® Editorial Panel convened a special meeting to approve additional codes specific to laboratory testing for ...
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 ...