In 2015, the CPT® codebook separated joint injections and aspirations into services “with” and “without” image guidance. This year, CPT® has taken a similar approach with spinal injection services. As of Jan. 1, 62310-63219 are deleted, and replaced with: 62320 Injection(s), of diagnostic or therapeutic substance(s) (eg, anesthetic, antispasmodic, opioid, steroid, other solution), not including ...
Failing to thoroughly document signs and symptoms, assessments, and treatments of chronic diseases creates a ripple effect of misfortune. First, all relevant codes are not captured; this leads to improper payment (not to mention, an injustice to the patient). The next thing you know, the claim fails a Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) or Office ...
Quality reporting has been a challenge for all providers, with specific concerns for anesthesia practices. On the bright side, the past 10 years of quality reporting has served well as a primer for what lies ahead. A brief review of quality reporting, then and now, will provide some clarity and prepare you for the future ...
This year marks the first performance year in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) — a new payment adjustment system within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Payment Program, which replaces three separate programs: Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Value-based Payment Modifier (VM) Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program In 2019, ...
To assign an appropriate diagnosis related group (DRG), you must correctly identify present on admission (POA) indicators on all inpatient claims for services rendered in general acute care hospitals. This may be challenging if there are documentation deficiencies in the medical record. Here’s how to remedy those deficiencies. POA Review POA is defined as conditions ...