In Coding
Jan 7th, 2020
A new ICD-10-CM code for reporting vaping-related disorders has been created. This new code and updated guidance supersedes previous vaping coding guidance released in October 2019. ICD-10-CM code U07.0 Vaping-related disorder is effective April 1, 2020. Illnesses Related to Vaping Continue As of Dec. 27, 2019, there are been 2,561 reported cases of e-cigarette, or ...
In Coding
Dec 17th, 2019
The holiday season is upon us — a time to deck the halls, indulge in tasty treats, and gather with loved ones. With all the hustle and bustle of this time of year, it’s no surprise that all the season’s festive activities bring with them the risk of accidents, injuries, and illnesses. As everyone celebrates ...
In Audit
Nov 27th, 2019
Consistent with previous reporting, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has added to its 2020 Work Plan a targeted audit of Medicare Advantage (MA) programs for risk adjustment diagnosis codes. This is not the first time federal agency has targeted risk adjustment data. The OIG stated back in 2017, “We will review the medical record ...
In Billing
Nov 25th, 2019
Three new HCPCS Level II G codes are added to the Medicare Telehealth Services list for Calendar Year (CY) 2020. These codes describe new bundled services for the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) states in the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, “By creating a separate ...
In Billing
Nov 7th, 2019
Changes to diagnosis codes mean NCD coding changes. Diagnosis codes changes went into effect Oct. 1, as usual, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is updating National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) to reflect those changes. NCDs Affected by Updates to Diagnosis Codes CMS notes the following NCD coding changes in Change Request (CR) ...