In Billing
Sep 26th, 2019
When calculating an evaluation and management (E/M) level or auditing an E/M service, every Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) has always had the points assigned for a new problem under the Number of Diagnoses or Treatment Options based on a new problem to the examiner. This means that, although a problem may be established for a ...
Aug 29th, 2019
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In CMS
May 10th, 2019
Rules are changed for teaching physicians documenting Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes being reported to Medicare July 29, 2019. These changes are part of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) revamp of E/M payments. This will affect medical coders and billers, especially those working in clinical documentation improvement. Changes Part of E/M Revamp ...
In Billing
Apr 18th, 2019
Annual Wellness Visits (AWV) are covered by Medicare annually, but they are often confused with other types of examinations, so the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an MLN booklet to help medical coders and their providers keep them all straight. Annual Wellness Visit Components AWVs are only provided annually. The AWV ...
In Coding
Mar 22nd, 2019
Tuberculosis seems old fashioned, a disease from 19th century novels, but it continues to infect Americans every year, and medical coders address it in all specialties. Outbreaks in dense populations without adequate healthcare feed the spread of the disease. Tuberculosis Mycobacterium tuberculosis was identified in 1882 by Dr. Robert Koch. The disease was endemic and, ...