In Billing
Jun 4th, 2018
Medicare stipulates precise requirements for billing audiology technicians’ services. As outlined in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Transmittal 84 in February 2008, these requirements are distinct from those governing audiologists’ billing. Filter on R84BP. Audiology Services Must Meet Basic Requirements Audiology services—whether provided by an audiologist or audiology tec...
In Coding
May 21st, 2018
What is chikungunya, and how do you code it? Chikungunya is an alphavirus[1] transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. The virus was first detected in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It entered the Caribbean in 2013, and has since caused a widespread and ongoing epidemic in North ...
In Billing
May 3rd, 2018
Telemedicine allows patients who otherwise may not have access to specialized care to receive necessary services. Payers have begun to embrace telehealth services as a positive benefit for these patients, but providers must learn the telehealth coverage and billing requirements for their insurer and locale. Telemedicine Is Gaining Acceptance Many states have approved of, or ...
In Billing
Apr 5th, 2018
A representative from the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a listening session regarding proposed updates to the documentation guidelines for evaluation and management (E/M) services on March 21st. The listening session was to get feedback from stakeholders on policy proposals for upcoming notice and comment ...
In Coding
Apr 5th, 2018
In her new book, Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick, Maya Dusenbery describes difficulties women experience when trying to be heard and understood by medical providers. As a physician and professional coder, compliance officer, and auditor, I find all patients—and especially females—are poorly heard ...