In Coding
Jul 1st, 2014
Across the country, in offices and facilities, coders are having trouble with CPT® 96372 Therapueutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection, specify substance, or drug; subcutaneous or intramuscular. Providers are not being paid for this injection administration code because it is being applied incorrectly, insurance companies say. Here’s why. The primary intent of an injection as described ...
In Billing
Dec 6th, 2013
This past summer, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued notice that it was considering a radical change for emergency department (ED) and hospital clinic evaluation and management (E/M) coding. With the release of the 2014 hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System (ASC PS) final rule, that ...
May 1st, 2012
With so many different interpretations to coding rules, your practice can’t afford not to create one. By Pam Brooks, CPC If coding were described as a color, it would be gray. Even with CPT®, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS Level II guidelines, and despite regulatory guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office ...
In Billing
Jul 15th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added two new fact sheets to the Educational Resources portion of its website to help providers who are interested in participating in the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program. Finding E-prescribing Facts Just Got Easier was last modified: July 15th, 2011 by admin aapc...
Aug 1st, 2009
Five common mistakes can hobble physician coding in a facility. By Jules Enatsky, RT, BSN, CPC-H The grading of hospitals and physicians is a new industry, and one the public is taking a keen interest in when deciding from whom to get care and where to go. Complete documentation and proper coding not only ensure ...