Jan 18th, 2019
AAPC’s HEALTHCON in Las Vegas, April 28-May 1, 2019, is for everyone on the business side of healthcare and provides cutting-edge education, networking, and other advancement opportunities to career-minded attendees. Expert speakers, such as Michael Warner, DO, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, AAPC Fellow, help make this a professional event you won’t want to miss. Dr. Warner ...
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Feb 14th, 2018
There are new and changed modifiers to use if you are adjusting oxygen volume. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated an October Transmittal better defining how to report oxygen amounts below 1 liter per minute, which reduces the fee schedule monthly amount for stationary oxygen by 50 percent. CMS’ rules for  volume adjustment say if ...
Mar 10th, 2016
Some changes you’ll find in the April 2016 update actually went into effect the first of the year. They are: HCPCS Level II code G0464 Colorectal cancer screening; stool-based dna and fecal occult hemoglobin (e.g., kras, ndrg4 and bmp3) is now assigned a procedure status of I Not valid for Medicare purposes. Medicare uses another code for ...
Apr 1st, 2015
Ignoring how medical decision-making affects E/M leveling can put you at risk. By Ellen Risotti-Hinkle, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CEMC, CIMC, CFPC When coding evaluation and management (E/M) services, it’s crucial to take into account medical necessity. Services billed at a level higher than what the medical necessity warrants will result in take-backs in the event ...
By Faith C.M. McNicholas, RHIT, CPC, CPCD, PCS, CDC In keeping with the AAPC elevation statement of “Upholding a Higher Standard,” your local chapter opens its doors (at least once a month) to provide you with networking and low cost educational opportunities. Set aside time this month to visit your chapter and network with your ...