In Coding
Oct 12th, 2018
With the 2019 CPT® codebook still a few weeks away, there’s news of three new category I CPT® codes to report ultrasound elastography (USE), which will be added to the Radiology Section. Ultrasound elastographyworks on the principle that different tissue types within the body demonstrate different elastic properties. Abnormal tissue (e.g., a neoplasm) is “stiffer” ...
In Coding
Oct 12th, 2018
With the 2019 CPT® codebook still a few weeks away, we’re waiting to confirm an anticipated change: new guidelines that allow modifier 63 Procedure performed on infants less than 4 kgs with Medicine/Cardiovascular (90000-series) codes to described increased complexity of procedures performed on patients of less than 4kg. How to Use Modifier 63 When a surgeon ...
In Coding
Oct 5th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified four quality measures impacted by the Oct. 1 update to the ICD-10-CM code set. Providers submitting performance data under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) should limit data collection to the first nine months (Jan. 1 – Oct. 1) of the performance period for these ...
In CMS
Oct 5th, 2018
Reduce patient questions about their Medicare plan and increase your practice’s star rating by educating them where to go for answers: eMedicare. As of 2016, about two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries indicate they use the internet daily or almost daily. Lead those tech-savvy patients to MyMedicare.gov. Go Online The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ...
In Coding
Oct 3rd, 2018
To distinguish among poisoning, adverse effect, or underdosing by drugs, medicinal, and biological substances (T36-T50) when assigning ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes, consider the following definitions: Poisoning indicates improper use of a medication, to include overdose, wrong substance given or taken in error, or wrong route of administration. When reporting poisoning by drugs, biological, and biolo...