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 ...
Apr 1st, 2009
CPT® 2009 codes for saving young lives consolidated By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® 2009 includes considerable revisions to codes and guidelines describing inpatient pediatric critical care. Codes 99293-99296 were deleted and replaced by four new, age-specific codes to identify the initial and subsequent date(s) of service. This brings all the critical care codes ...
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 ...