In Billing
Aug 11th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is updating requirements regarding independent laboratory billing. The policy update applies to automated multi-channel chemistry (AMCC) organ disease panel tests for beneficiaries who are not receiving dialysis for treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Effective for services on or after Jan. 1, 2012, independent labs will no ...
Jul 1st, 2009
Billable or Not? By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC A payer representative recently wrote to Coding Edge with a problem: “A clinical pathologist is also the medical director of a hospital-based laboratory. He is paid a hospital salary for his services as the lab director. He has been billing lab codes with modifier 26 Professional ...
Dec 1st, 2007
Get ready for an above average year of code additions, deletions, and revisions. By Michael Beebe, Director of CPT® at AMA and AAPC National Advisory Board member It may look like an average CPT® manual with its familiar Concord grape and mustard cover, but the inside is a surprise this year. The code set coders ...