Dec 1st, 2012
By Laurette Pitman, RN, CPC-H, CGIC, CCS Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is much easier to report than it is to say; but let your guard down and you might slip up when assigning CPT® codes for ERCP-related procedures. Up-to-date coding information on biliary and pancreatic duct stenting procedures, such as that found in the American ...
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Dec 2nd, 2011
During its 65th Interim Meeting in New Orleans, the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) House of Delegates formally resolved to “vigorously work to stop the implementation of ICD-10 and to reduce its unnecessary and significant burdens on the practice of medicine.” The AMA cited cost as the most significant of those burdens. AMA Vigorously Opposes 2013 ...
Mar 30th, 2009
The American Medical Association (AMA) is leading a group of doctors and medical societies in a lawsuit against payer WellPoint, Inc., charging it set reimbursement rates for out-of-network services artificially low. AMA Led Group Sues WellPoint Over Reimbursement was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
Apr 1st, 2007
By Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC The 2007 CPT codes offer OB/GYN coders many new choices, although some may take a little time to get to know their way around. On the upside, the American Medical Association (AMA) increased options for coding hysterectomies with five new codes (58541-58544, 58548) that represent the less invasive laparoscopic approach. A new code in the medicine section recognizes the work...