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 ...
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 ...