In Coding
Nov 2nd, 2012
The information below is no longer current: On Nov. 19, 2012 Medicare Part B Carrier Palmetto GBA issued an updated policy instructing coders to report  43999 Unlisted procedure, stomach for gastric band adjustments that occur outside the global period of gastric restrictive procedures. Palmetto now specifies: “To submit a claim for adjustment of Gastric Restrictive ...
Dec 1st, 2011
Whether it’s new modifiers, E/M, radiology, or Category II codes, we have the outlook for what’s on the horizon. By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC CPT® 2012 arrives with over 500 code changes, plus minor additions to the Evaluation and Management Services Guidelines. The revised evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines clarify the “three-year ...