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Apr 9th, 2018
Effective April 30, four HCPCS Level II codes for certain durable medical equipment (DME) will no longer require prior authorization. If your medical office or facility sells or rents DME, it’s time to update your list. Master List Agenda The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule in the March 30 Federal Register to ...
In January 2017, the mesentery was reclassified as a single, continuous organ. Per the Mayo Clinic, “The mesentery is a fold of membrane that attaches the intestine to the abdominal wall and holds it in place.” Put more simply, the mesentery connects your intestine to your abdomen. Here are some things to know about the ...
The 2018 CPT® code book introduces two new codes to report anesthesia during colonoscopy, one of which is applicable specifically for a screening exam. But if a screening colonoscopy reveals diagnostic findings, proper coding for the anesthesia service may differ, depending on the payer. CPT® Sticks with Screening Code 00812, Regardless of Findings CPT® 2018 deletes ...
Know their role, benefits, and requirements for documenting encounters in the medical record. With the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), providers often find themselves paying more attention to the computer screen in the exam room—filling out the appropriate fields and checking all the necessary boxes — than to their patients. Certainly, more than just ...
Coding thoughts for closed treatment of fractures without manipulation Coding closed treatment of fractures without manipulation can be a challenge. To ensure your coding results in proper reimbursement for the services rendered, let’s review fracture types, applicable codes, and the work they represent. Fracture Treatment Isn’t One Size Fits All When a patient is initially ...