In CMS
Jun 26th, 2019
Medicare covers annual HIV screening. It is important for providers to recommend HIV screening because early detection will help their patients live longer, healthier lives. Claims reimbursement for this preventative service is dependent on proper coding and a clear understanding of benefit limitations and requirements. Here’s what you need to know, especially in honor of ...
In CMS
Jun 21st, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released on June 20 the ICD-10-CM code descriptions, tables and index, and addendum for fiscal year 2020. There are 273 additions, 21 deletions, and 30 revisions, effective Oct. 1, 2019, which will increase the code set from 71,932 to 72,184 diagnoses. Chapter Review The majority of changes ...
In Coding
Jun 20th, 2019
Social determinants of health (SDOH) will play a key role in quality reporting in the coming years. But until just recently physicians did not know the importance of capturing this data in their documentation, and vital diagnosis codes were not being reported. The American Medical Association (AMA) has created a free online education module to ...
In CMS
Jun 18th, 2019
Medical coders who were unsure what documentation non-Medicare payers would expect in light of the Patients Over Paperwork Initiative now have more to go on. The initiative reduced documentation requirements for outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services (CPT® 99201-99215) provided to Medicare Part B patients beginning in 2021. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) indicat...
In Billing
Jun 18th, 2019
The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and United States friends will gather to celebrate our independence. With the celebration comes a slew of accidents and injuries. Here are some ICD-10 codes you may see during this holiday. Food and Outdoor Fun Nothing says “Independence Day” like picnics and barbeques. Here are some food hazards to ...