In Coding
Jun 13th, 2018
Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy codes received updates in CPT® 2018 that significantly change how the services are reported. Existing codes 38220 and 38221 were revised: 38220 Bone Diagnostic bonemarrow; aspirationonly(s) 38221 Bone Diagnostic bonemarrow; biopsy, needle or trocar(ies) Note: To demonstrate the updates for 2018, new text is underlined and deleted text is struck ...
In Billing
Jun 13th, 2018
Modifier 52, Reduced Services and Modifier 53, Discontinued Procedure apply to physician services while Modifiers 73 and 74, Discontinued Out-Patient Hospital/Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Procedure Prior to the Administration of Anesthesia and Discontinued Out-Patient Hospital/Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Procedure After Administration of Anesthesia respectively apply to facility charges. It ...
In CMS
Jun 12th, 2018
Fifty professional societies and healthcare providers wrote a letter to Seema Verma, the secretary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) asking that the agency reimburse three new CPT codes for remote monitoring. Remote Monitoring More than 99091 While expressing their gratitude that the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule includes 99091 Physician/healthcare professional collec...
In Billing
Jun 11th, 2018
According to an article posted by the American Health Lawyer’s Association, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) expects investigative recoveries of $1.46 billion for the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2018, the agency said in its semiannual report to Congress. Last year at this time, OIG reported more ...
In Billing
Jun 7th, 2018
Successful appeals are often a result of how you present appeals to your carrier. Here are vital tips to achieve successful appeals. Be Prepared: Anyone speaking with the carrier regarding an appeal—be it a coder, biller, office manager, or provider—should have the knowledge and detailed information necessary to discuss that appeal. The individual should be ...