In CMS
Jun 26th, 2019
Medicare covers annual HIV screening. It is important for providers to recommend HIV screening because early detection will help their patients live longer, healthier lives. Claims reimbursement for this preventative service is dependent on proper coding and a clear understanding of benefit limitations and requirements. Here’s what you need to know, especially in honor of ...
In CMS
Jun 21st, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released on June 20 the ICD-10-CM code descriptions, tables and index, and addendum for fiscal year 2020. There are 273 additions, 21 deletions, and 30 revisions, effective Oct. 1, 2019, which will increase the code set from 71,932 to 72,184 diagnoses. Chapter Review The majority of changes ...
In Billing
Jun 18th, 2019
The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and United States friends will gather to celebrate our independence. With the celebration comes a slew of accidents and injuries. Here are some ICD-10 codes you may see during this holiday. Food and Outdoor Fun Nothing says “Independence Day” like picnics and barbeques. Here are some food hazards to ...
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 Coding
Jun 7th, 2019
Approximately every minute, someone in the United States sustains a burn injury serious enough to require treatment. According to the American Burn Association, an estimated 486,000 hospital admissions and visits to hospital emergency departments occur annually for burn evaluation and treatment in the United States. The likelihood for a medical coder to have to code ...