In Coding
Dec 11th, 2018
Here’s a hot-off-the-press update from CMS for those who are involved with telehealth—and specifically, telehealth stroke services. Just released, MLN Matters Number: MM11043 (Revision of Definition of the Physician Supervision of Diagnostic Procedures, Clarification of DSMT Telehealth Services, and Establishing a Modifier for Expanding the Use of Telehealth for Individuals with Stroke) and related...
In CMS
Dec 10th, 2018
The 2019 HCPCS Level II code set includes an unusual nine new modifiers that help medical coders and billers accurately report services recently adopted or changed by Medicare. Some are already effective; others are effective January 1, 2019. Modifiers CO and CQ Modifiers CO and CQ identify therapy services provided by an occupational therapy assistant ...
In Billing
Dec 6th, 2018
What Does it Take to Get Paid? AMA Morning Rounds (Dec. 5, Henry) discusses remote patient monitoring (RPM) and the “pitfalls you will want to avoid” as your practice implements this latest telehealth service. The article discusses three “pitfalls” to watch out for: Workflow Requirements Data Key requirements of implementing RPM include the coding and ...
In Coding
Nov 15th, 2018
Millennials, those born between 1980 and around 2000, access healthcare differently. Are you aware of their habits? Here’s an example. Millennials look for convenience and price transparency along with the fast service. This challenges the traditional primary care medicine office care delivery model. As a result of having a difficulty in getting convenient appointments, knowing ...
In Billing
Nov 6th, 2018
2019 HCPCS Level II changes are comprehensive this year, and the code set includes several new modifiers as well as codes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released them November 6. HCPCS General Talley The 374 changes are broken down this way: 228  new codes and modifiers 49 discontinued codes and modifiers 95 changed ...