In Coding
Sep 30th, 2019
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Make sure your practice’s medical coding for preventive screening mammograms is up to date with current guidelines. Coding Mammograms for Medicare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has caught up to the industry and now recognizes the CPT® mammogram codes. This makes it easier for coders to ...
New BRCA recommendations dramatically expand the number of testable patients for whom primary care physicians should conduct a risk assessment and potentially refer to genetic counseling and testing for BRCA-related cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently updated its recommendations on screening for the potentially harmful genetic mutations of breast cancer susceptibility ...
An interview between a surgical coder and a breast surgeon uncovers essential clinical and medical coding guidance. Breast health is an important topic for all women, and should be for men, as well. It’s especially important for Sasa-Grae Espino, MD, breast surgeon at Southside Physicians Network in Petersburg, Va. She is passionate about educating her ...
Familiarize yourself with genetic mutations and the tests that detect them to improve your breast cancer coding. Unless you deal with the tests for breast cancer (BRCA), estrogen receptor (ER)/progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2) — or have gone through a diagnosis of breast cancer or know someone who has ...
In Billing
Mar 6th, 2018
Mammography coding for screening mammography furnished to Medicare patients is changed in 2018. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now recognizes three CPT codes, added in 2017. G Codes Out, CPT Codes In Effective for services rendered on or after Jan. 1, 2018, you will no longer use HCPCS Level II codes G0202, G0204, ...