In CMS
Dec 21st, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Dec. 20 several new Innovation Center models and an update to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model. The new payment models will allow for a broader range of clinicians to qualify for a 5 percent incentive payment through the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) track ...
Revitalize your coding expertise with the latest in fibrillation advancements. Defibrillators help to prevent sudden death secondary to life threatening arrhythmias. They may provide a low-level shock or cardioversion for ventricular tachycardia, or a high level shock for ventricular fibrillation. Procedural Approaches and Techniques The system consists of a generator placed in the subcutaneous tis...
Reading the body of the report thoroughly will help you apply appropriate code combinations and modifiers. To code properly, you must know how to read the body of the operative report. Let’s break down the documentation for a percutaneous diagnostic non-congenital cardiac catheterization to better understand what you must abstract from a report to code ...
In CMS
Jul 26th, 2016
On July 25, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed new payment models that would reward hospitals for working with healthcare providers to avoid complications, prevent hospital readmissions, and speed recovery in patients admitted for cardiovascular disease or hip/femur fracture. The notice of proposed rulemaking contains three new policies: New bundled payment models for ...
Nov 1st, 2014
Following the rules will ensure proper coding and reimbursement. Cardiac catheterization is performed to diagnose coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, angina (chest pain), congestive heart failure, and certain congenital (present at birth) heart conditions. Ensure your providers are correctly reimbursed for these diagnostic techniques by understanding what these procedures involve and t...