Jan 4th, 2022
New COVID-19 vaccine status codes, changes and corrections to the 2022 CPT code set, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) payment changes, and prior authorization code list changes — that’s what’s on the agenda this month. Read all about it! 3 New Codes Improve COVID-19 Vaccination Status An April 1, 2022, update to the 2022 ICD-10-CM ...
In Coding
Jan 1st, 2022
Work with your providers to ensure that accurate documentation of subdermal contraceptive procedures is recorded. When a provider inserts a subdermal contraceptive implant and documents that the device was “inserted according to the manufacturer’s instructions,” this does not fully relay the steps taken to complete this portion of the procedure. Suppliers may provide directions and ...
In Billing
Jan 1st, 2022
Put your diagnosis coding skills to the test with this patient encounter. CC: Fall and laceration HPI: Julia is a 65-year-old woman who was running to catch a taxi when she stumbled, fell, and struck her face on the sidewalk. She had taken the day off of work and was shopping downtown. She denies loss ...
In Billing
Dec 1st, 2021
Documenting and coding coughs is much more complicated in 2022. Remember the days when a cough was just a cough, coded simply with ICD-10-CM code R05? Those days are over. Effective Oct. 1, 2021, there are new codes added to Chapter 18: Symptoms, signs, and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99) in ...
In Coding
Dec 1st, 2021
Put your diagnosis coding skills to the test with this patient encounter. CC: Hip pain HPI: The patient is a 38-year-old woman presenting to our clinic for evaluation of hip pain, right greater than left, of more than two years duration. The patient states that it began with right hip pain, getting steadily worse over ...