In Coding
Feb 1st, 2013
Tips and tricks for proper drug administration coding. by Amy Lee Smith, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CIA, CRMA If the profuse number of Office of Inspector General (OIG) audits showing improper payments for drug claims submitted to Medicare every year is any indication, it’s safe to say that drug administration coding can get sticky. Proper ...
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 ...
Proper coding of drug administrations in non-facility settings starts with good documentation. By Maryann C. Palmeter, CPC, CPCO, CENTC, AAPC Fellow For infusion/injection administration, “good” documentation begins with a physician’s order that provides the name of the drug, dosage, and reason for its administration. From a best practice perspective, documentation also should include a record ...