In Billing
Mar 26th, 2019
Medical coders who code pass-through drugs or home health have 21 new HCPCS Level II codes to use, effective April 1, 2019. The new codes include drugs for migraines, to initiate blood-clotting in patients on certain coagulants, chronic and hairy cell leukemia, and folic acid for chemotherapy patients. The home health codes help facilitate the ...
In CMS
Nov 20th, 2018
Monumental changes to Medicare policy finalized in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule warranted a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) national call, held Nov. 19. Here’s a summary of what you may have missed. First Up: Evaluation and Management Services CMS started out with an explanation of the Patients Over Paperwork ...
Pick one that helps practitioners improve efficiency and quality of care. Electronic health record (EHR) templates have deservedly received a bad reputation in medical records. As a result, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed making documentation of the history and examination for evaluation and management services (E/M) an optional task for ...
In understanding each other’s role in healthcare reimbursement, coders and CDI specialists make a dynamic duo. In healthcare, we can no longer work in silos, separate from each other, doing our own thing, unaware of what other staffers are doing. We must work collaboratively, as a team that extends past our own departments. Value-based healthcare ...
Oct 31st, 2018
American Medical Association (AMA) announced Oct. 30 the Reimagining Residency initiative, a new program aimed at transforming residency training. The $15 million grant program will support innovative projects that promote systemic change in the current and future healthcare system. “During this unprecedented time of rapid growth and technological change in the U.S. health care system, ...