In Coding
Dec 13th, 2018
Know when and how to report fee-for-service obstetric visits. Many obstetric offices charge for obstetric (OB) visits using a global care code. In some cases, however, you may need to report OB visits individually as fee-for-service visits. Let’s review the steps to ensure your providers are hitting all documentation requirements for these services. Step 1: ...
In Coding
Sep 28th, 2018
CPT® coding for breast magnetic resonance imaging (breast MRI) has changed completely for 2019. Although we cannot yet report on the final codes and guidelines, information about the changes has surfaced after the AMA announced its release of the new CPT® code set on September 5. To begin, existing breast MRI codes 77058 Magnetic resonance imaging, ...
In Billing
Mar 6th, 2018
Mammography coding for screening mammography furnished to Medicare patients is changed in 2018. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now recognizes three CPT codes, added in 2017. G Codes Out, CPT Codes In Effective for services rendered on or after Jan. 1, 2018, you will no longer use HCPCS Level II codes G0202, G0204, ...
In Coding
Jul 1st, 2014
Across the country, in offices and facilities, coders are having trouble with CPT® 96372 Therapueutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection, specify substance, or drug; subcutaneous or intramuscular. Providers are not being paid for this injection administration code because it is being applied incorrectly, insurance companies say. Here’s why. The primary intent of an injection as described ...
In ICD-10
Apr 11th, 2014
New coding concepts for Obstetrics include more specific codes to identify the trimester for complications of pregnancy, the weeks of gestation, and provides a 7th character option to identify a fetus when the care of the mother is altered during the pregnancy.  Chapter 15 for pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium are reported with codes O00 ...