In 2021, you will see big changes to new and established office/outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) codes 99202-99215. To help your practice prepare for these changes, AAPC will hold a series of in-depth, online workshops this year...
In Coding
May 28th, 2020
May is National Osteoporosis Month — a time when communities across the United States rally to raise awareness of osteoporosis and the importance of prevention and early detection in combating this common disease. Collaboration to spread the word is imperative as osteoporosis is a major cause of fractures, pain, spinal problems, and life-altering loss of mobility ...
In CMS
May 19th, 2020
As the global pandemic enters its fifth month, we are all feeling the strain. Staying home to slow the spread of the coronavirus may be keeping more people physically healthy, but isolation exacts a toll on mental healt...
In Coding
May 11th, 2020
2020 has proven to be one of the most complex, busiest times in healthcare — in the 21st century, anyway. In January, we were preparing for a new chapter in ICD-10-CM, Chapter 21: Vaping-Related Disorders. On January 30, the World Health Organization announced a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (i.e., pandemic) for coronavirus. In ...
In Billing
May 11th, 2020
Ever since the publication of the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG’s) portfolio “Medicare Needs Better Controls to Prevent Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Related to Chiropractic Services” in February 2018, chiropractic services have been on the OIG’s radar for improper payments. So, what can you do to avoid the OIG’s scrutiny and keep the auditors from ...