Apr 24th, 2014
The CPT® codes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) considers to be laboratory tests under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1998 (CLIA) change each year. CMS released, April 4, the latest CLIA-waived tests approved by the FDA. Among them is new CPT® code 83516, assigned for the immunoassay test used to confirm ...
Dec 1st, 2012
By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC The practice of medicine constantly evolves. Established roads change direction. Familiar landmarks disappear, and new paths emerge. Even those who know the lay of the land can feel lost in an ever-shifting terrain of technologies, methods, and standards of care. To keep ...
In Billing
Aug 27th, 2010
Palmetto GBA, Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) for jurisdiction 1 (J1), recently reported that the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) contractor reported an increase in errors for complete blood counts (CBC) and urinalysis (UA) laboratory services. According to the CERT report, data indicate two types of common errors: Code selection errors Standard protocol use in place ...