Jun 1st, 2016
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Billing and reimbursement are dependent on the taxonomy code designation and detail. When the National Provider Identifier (NPI) was implemented in 2005 as part of HIPAA, a new identifier accompanied it: the taxonomy code. With that, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) to officially ...
Jun 1st, 2016
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The code freeze is over, and thousands of changes are coming. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are poised to release thousands of new ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes on October 1, 2016, for implementation in 2017 — ending the code freeze imposed in 2012. ...
When there is a separate E/M service beyond the therapeutic injection, call on modifier 25. Inflammation of tendons, joints, or bursa resulting in joint tenderness can be very painful. Often, patients experience pain or decreased motor function in the thumb and wrist. Therapeutic injection (direct insertion of a needle into the tendon or joint for ...
Jun 1st, 2016
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Monmouth-Ocean, New Jersey, makes coding education and networking a family matter. Being a family and providing exceptional education is at the heart of the Monmouth-Ocean, New Jersey, local chapter. Officer Liaison of Local Chapters Linda Litster knows why the Monmouth-Ocean won the 2015 Chapter of the Year “What sets them apart is that they continually ...
Jun 1st, 2016
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If you don’t address vulnerabilities now, the odds are against you when disaster strikes. Information technology (IT) is a critical part of your healthcare organization. To effectively secure its data and systems, your organization’s IT support must be up to date on the latest trends, technologies, and efficiencies and they must maintain the most current ...