Apr 1st, 2013
By Melody S. Irvine, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CFPC, CPC-I, CCS-P, CMRS As a physician auditor, I spend much of my time educating clinicians on proper documentation. This involves explaining and interpreting coding and compliance guidelines. When providing such guidance, the most common reply I hear from providers is, “I want it in writing.” An auditing ...
Dec 1st, 2008
By Marie L. Mindeman, BA, RHIT, director of CPT® Coding and Regulatory Services, American Medical Association Code revisions for CPT® 2009 follow an interesting trend of large-scale changes in smaller sections of the book, similar to the infusion codes that were established in CPT® 2006. For 2009, there are 15 renumbered codes and two new ...