Nov 14th, 2014
Get out your shiny, new CPT® 2015 codebooks. There are changes and corrections to be made. The American Medical Association (AMA) released, Nov. 11, an Errata and Technical Corrections document for revisions made to breast biopsy guidelines and code 62284, after press time. Updated information about vaccine codes has also been released. Errata and Technical ...
Mar 1st, 2013
By Anna Barnes, CPC, CEMC, CGSCS Consider patient history and reason for the visit for accurate diagnosis coding. The advent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has increased patient access to a greater number of preventative services. Physicians and patients have both benefited from this new law. Patient disease processes are being diagnosed at an ...
Jul 1st, 2012
By Ken Camilleis, CPC, CPC-I, CMRS   Add-on code +15777 Implantation of biologic implant (eg, acellular dermal matrix) for soft tissue reinforcement (eg, breast, trunk) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) was added to the “Other Flaps and Grafts” category of the Integumentary System, Repair subheading in CPT® 2012 to describe the ...
May 1st, 2012
The future depends on the specificity that ICD-10 offers. By Annie Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPhT As Coding Edge went to press, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had just announced a proposed one-year delay of the implementation of ICD-10 to Oct. 1, 2014 from Oct. ...
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 ...