In CMS
Jun 18th, 2019
Medical coders who were unsure what documentation non-Medicare payers would expect in light of the Patients Over Paperwork Initiative now have more to go on. The initiative reduced documentation requirements for outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services (CPT® 99201-99215) provided to Medicare Part B patients beginning in 2021. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) indicat...
Jun 17th, 2019
Never miss another education opportunity that offers AAPC-approved continuing education units (CEUs)! Look in the Knowledge Center for weekly announcements of upcoming events. Here’s what is available this week: Setting Your Business Up for MIPS Success in 2019 DATE: Tuesday, June 18 – 10 AM PT | 1 PM ET CUE Credit: 1.0 Cost: FREE In ...
In Billing
May 23rd, 2019
Ten new HCPCS Level II codes for drugs and biologicals will be payable for Medicare, effective for claims with dates of service on or after July 1, 2019. HCPCS Level II is a standardized coding system that is used primarily to identify products, supplies, and services not included in the CPT code set jurisdiction, such ...
In CMS
May 21st, 2019
There is a change in Medicare policy forthcoming regarding evaluation and management (E/M) services documentation requirements for teaching physicians. It is important to train teaching physicians, residents, and nurses who document E/M services of all changes to be implemented on July 1, 2019. To quote from the MLN article MM11171: The following provides these policy ...
In CMS
May 10th, 2019
Rules are changed for teaching physicians documenting Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes being reported to Medicare July 29, 2019. These changes are part of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) revamp of E/M payments. This will affect medical coders and billers, especially those working in clinical documentation improvement. Changes Part of E/M Revamp ...