Jul 29th, 2019
Payer-specific rules — especially rules that vary for every claim — not only make collecting revenue difficult, but also add to the cost of collection of monies earned by the physicians. A blog clarifies Novitas’ instructions for reporting modifier 50 when bilateral procedures are performed. The instructions from Novitas state that bilateral services should be ...
Jul 29th, 2019
July is a busy month for medical coders and billers because so many CPT and HCPCS Level II code changes are implemented July 1. It’s hard to keep track of all the changes, but it’s essential that you do to ensure your coding/billing is correct. Here are several coding and policy updates you will need ...
In Billing
Jul 25th, 2019
Effective Oct. 1, 2019, ophthalmology coders will be able to report orbital roof and wall fractures with the utmost of specificity thanks to the creation of several new ICD-10-CM codes. Lack of Specificity Presents a Problem Presently, there is only one diagnosis code, S02.3- Fracture of orbital floor, to report orbital bone fractures, and only ...
In Audit
Jul 24th, 2019
AAPC’s Regional Conference in New York City (Aug. 19-21) is a must for anyone who works in the business of healthcare such as medical coders, billers, and auditors. There will be opportunities galore for education, networking, vendor resources – all at a venue that can’t be beat. This year’s lineup of speakers includes Marianne Durling, ...
In Coding
Jul 23rd, 2019
Bay City, Michigan surgeon Vasso Godiali, MD, was indicted on July 10, 2019, for allegedly orchestrating a $60 million healthcare fraud scheme. He is also charged with money laundering for financial transactions involving almost $50 million in proceeds from the scheme. The indictment comes from both the federal government and Michigan state authorities because it ...