Nov 1st, 2014
When choosing codes, factor in age, time, CMS, CPT®, and bundling rules. by Holly Cassano, CPC Proper documentation and coding of critical care services depend not only on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and CPT® guidelines, but also the payer (individual payers may have unique critical care requirements). To help ensure you ...
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 ...
Feb 1st, 2009
New neonatal care codes add beats to little hearts By Kimberley Floyd Waldman, CPC, CPC-H, CCC, MCMC, CHA Four million babies are born in the United States each year. Of these 4 million babies, 500,000 are born premature or less than 37 weeks old. Because premature births are so common, neonatal medicine is essential. The ...