Coding

Coding

In Billing
Aug 15th, 2016
Final changes to the hospice quality reporting program, along with new wage index, payment rates, and cap amounts for 2017 have been announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The rule looks to the future, as well, describing...
In Coding
Aug 15th, 2016
When deciding between 19120 Excision of cyst, fibroadenoma, or other benign or malignant tumor, aberrant breast tissue, duct lesion, nipple or areolar lesion (except 19300), open, male or female, 1 or more lesions and 19301 Mastectomy, partial (eg, lu...
In CMS
Aug 15th, 2016
Both CPT® and CMS consider suture removal to be part of a minor surgical procedure’s global package. If the same physician who placed the sutures removes them during the original procedure’s global period, you cannot report the removal separately. If ...
In Billing
Aug 10th, 2016
Schools may require a “sports physical” for students prior to participation in sports or other programs. Typically, a healthcare provider must perform a physical exam and fill out the required form. There are two common choices to document and bill fo...
Aug 5th, 2016
General acute hospitals paid under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) that successfully participate in the hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and are meaningful electronic health record (EHR) users will see an estimated 0.95 per...