In CMS
Apr 11th, 2019
Is ambulatory blood pressuring monitoring reasonable and necessary for people with masked hypertension? It has been 18 years since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) (20.19). At the time, ABPM wasn’t even considered for patients diagnosed with hypertension. As such, Medicare ...
If you are participating in either the Medicare or Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, please be aware that the requirements for the Stage 1 Vital Signs core objective (measure 8) has changed to mirror the requirements for the objective in Stage 2. Whether your practice is participating in Stage 1 or Stage 2 of EHR Meaningful Use, clinicians ...
May 1st, 2012
Weed through the guidance to properly append this commonly confused modifier. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC, and Rita Von Holtum, CPC-H Nearly 18 months since its introduction at the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) 2010 CPT® Symposium, modifier 33 Preventive service continues to cause confusion. Here, we review eight quick tips that teach you when and ...
May 1st, 2010
By Lynn S. Berry, PT, CPC As we move into the era of pay for performance, value-based purchasing, and bundled or global payments, our documentation must represent clearly the services we perform, and the rationale and medical necessity for our actions. Patient care and documentation of that care given by any provider should have four ...