In Audit
Jul 12th, 2019
The No. 1 claim error for June in 11 states plus the District of Columbia was for non-covered charges, according to Novitas Solutions, Medicare Administrative Contractor for Jurisdictions H (Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) and L (Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania). This error is identified by Explanation of ...
In Billing
Jul 11th, 2019
The professional service of preparation and provision of antigens for allergen immunotherapy — reported using CPT® 95165 Professional services for the supervision of preparation and provision of antigens for allergen immunotherapy; single or multiple antigens (specify number of doses) — is often misunderstood and incorrectly coded and billed to third-party payers. This misunderstanding causes a ...
In Coding
Jul 10th, 2019
Novitas Solutions recently issued a Modifier 50 Fact Sheet, reminding medical coders of the proper use for this CPT payment modifier. The Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for jurisdictions H and L warns that, effective for Part B claims received on and after Aug. 16, 2019, services will be rejected as unprocessable when modifier 50 Bilateral ...
In Billing
Jul 8th, 2019
Free resources that will help you report provider services accurately. Due to productivity demands, medical coders may be tempted to rely on word of mouth for answers to coding questions, rather than to read guidelines, policies, rules, and instructions to substantiate coding decisions. Although seeking the advice of knowledgeable and experienced coders may be necessary ...
In Coding
Jul 8th, 2019
Although coding in this area may seem complex, you can simplify it with a quick review of requirements and carrier policies. Coding for spinal cord stimulation lead implantation is thought to be too complex and difficult for some. There are several reasons for this perception: There are coding differences based on the site of service ...