In CMS
Nov 8th, 2019
HCPCS Level II code changes for 2020 were published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Nov. 8. These changes include a comprehensive list of new, revised, and deleted codes used to report Medicare Part B services. 2020 HCPCS Level II will include 191 new codes and modifiers, 62 revised codes, and ...
In Coding
Apr 3rd, 2019
Get out your 2019 CPT® code books. You have some code changes to make. Effective July 1, 2019, the American Medical Association (AMA) is adding 21 new lab codes and deleting one in Appendix O, Multianalyte Assays with Algorithmic Analyses and Proprietary Laboratory Analyses. Deleted 0057U Oncology (solid organ neoplasia), mRNA, gene expression profiling by ...
In Billing
Jul 2nd, 2018
The only case when time may be used as the overriding factor in determining an evaluation and management (E/M) level is when counseling and/or coordinating care dominates the encounter, which means that the time expended on counseling and/or coordinating care exceeds 50 percent of the total encounter time. This applies to non-time-controlled E/M services that ...
In Coding
Mar 30th, 2016
Despite a chilly reception, ICD-10 was successfully implemented on October 1, 2015. Now it’s time to heat things up. At the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting, March 9-10, 2016, stakeholders proposed 1,900 code changes to ICD-10-CM and several last-minute changes to the ICD-10-PCS code set, which already has 3,651 new codes approved for October 1, 2016 ...
Underestimating the importance of a place of service (POS) code can be a costly mistake. Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) require considerable information before they’ll pay a claim for services rendered to a Medicare patient. Generally speaking, the claim must include the patient’s and physician’s identification (who), the procedures or supplies (what), the place of service ...