Coding

Coding

In Billing
Jun 30th, 2016
AAPC recently expressed  support of proposed rules for new quality based payment for outpatient care from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); however, the organization of more than 155,000 coders, billers, auditors, and other healthc...
In Audit
Jun 27th, 2016
In inpatient auditing, you are auditing ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, ICD-10-PCS procedures codes, and much more. The purpose of inpatient auditing is to ensure that the correct DRG was assigned. All of the following factors play a role in making sure t...
In Coding
Jun 27th, 2016
When reporting vertebroplasty, code selection depends on the location and number of vertebral bodies treated. Choose a single “initial level” code based on the location of the first vertebral body treated: Cervicothoracic: 22510 Percutaneous vertebro...
In CMS
Jun 27th, 2016
Question: Is it appropriate to report an office-based E/M (e.g., 99204 Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of a new patient, which requires these 3 key components: A comprehensive history; A comprehensive examination; M...
In Billing
Jun 22nd, 2016
Medicare Part B generally doesn’t cover therapeutic shoes and other supportive devices for the feet, with a few exceptions. Do you know what they are? One exception covered under Medicare is if the therapeutic shoe is an integral part of a leg brace, ...