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In Coding
Nov 2nd, 2021
Take 5 to stay up to date on medical coding news. Aside from the annual update to ICD-10-CM, October brought us news of COVID-19 waiver status, a new telehealth place of service code, a new National Coverage Document (NCD) for chronic non-healing wounds, and plenty of code updates to other NCDs. Let’s get right to ...
In Coding
Nov 1st, 2021
Children 5 to 11 years of age may soon be able to receive the Pfizer-BioTech COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded emergency use authorization (EUA) on Oct. 29 to include the new age group. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to release clinical recommendations this week. The FDA ...
In CMS
Nov 1st, 2021
There’s more than one way to determine your physician’s payment. Medicare fee-for-service payments are calculated based on relative value units (RVUs) assigned to each covered CPT®/HCPCS Level II code. As defined in Medicare’s National Physician Fee Schedule Relative Value File, there are three RVU categories that, when totaled, determine payment. 1. Work RVUs account for ...
Achieve maximum coding accuracy through goal setting and acting when improvements are needed. A common question that I get asked is, “What should I set my evaluation and management (E/M) pass rate threshold at for my organization?” I am sure, as colleagues in the healthcare compliance arena, you have all asked yourself this same question, especially ...
In Billing
Nov 1st, 2021
Educate providers on how to paint a complete clinical picture in the medical record to ensure patients get the help they need. Diabetes comes at a tremendous cost, from both a health and human standpoint and a financial standpoint, explained Colleen Gianatasio, MHS, CPC, CPC-P, CPMA, CRC, AAPC Approved Instructor, CCS, CCDS-O, at RISKCON 2021. ...