In Coding
Jan 3rd, 2017
Reporting of category II codes is optional, but has advantages. The AMA, which creates and maintains CPT®, states that category II codes “are intended to facilitate data collection about the quality of care rendered by coding certain services and test results that support nationally established performance measures and that have an evidence base as contributing ...
Jun 11th, 2014
The American Medical Association (AMA) released on June 6 a handful of new or revised CPT® Category II codes. A change to an existing code under Patient History was implemented January 1, 2014: 1040F  DSM-VTM5* criteria for major depressive disorder documented at the initial evaluation (MDD, MDD ADOL) Under Diagnostic/Screening Processes or Results, two Category II ...
Apr 1st, 2013
By Evan M. Gwilliam, DC, CPC, CCPC, NCICS, CCCPC Right now, it’s hard to say which ICD-10 codes third-party payers will select as medically necessary, but we can make an educated guess based on information from a few sources. For doctors of chiropractic (DCs), the natural place to start is with the relatively short list ...
In Billing
Jul 13th, 2012
The American Medical Association (AMA) released a host of mid-term CPT® code updates July 1. Among the new releases are vaccine codes for 2013 and 2014, and a number of Category II and III codes.  In addition to reorganization of codes in Category III, 16 codes have been added or changed in the first two ...
Apr 1st, 2012
The benefits of taking on a new specialty are worth the initial extra legwork. By Pam Brooks, CPC The trend toward comprehensive patient care will create a demand for many new multi-specialty practices. As practices expand, the need for specialty coders will, too. But these jobs won’t come without challenges. Even experienced coders can become ...