Aug 1st, 2013
Concise documentation leaves little room for doubt and helps keep you in the clear. By Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC If you were asked to summarize a story in which important details were omitted, words were missing, or the language was foreign, do you think you’d get it right? Probably not. Think of ...
In Coding
Jun 29th, 2009
Allergies and asthma often go hand-in-hand, so a patient suffering from both conditions may need to see more than one specialist. With the allergy season in full swing, now is a good time for allergy and pulmonology practices to familiarize themselves with Medicare policy to ensure concurrent care reimbursement. Service Level Ties Allergists, Pulmonologists to Codes ...
Jan 1st, 2009
Part 2 of a 2-part series By Elin Baklid-Kunz, MBA, CPC, CCS Last month, we discussed Change Request (CR) 5993, which revises the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Publication 100-04, Chapter 12, §30.6.12 “Critical Care Visits and Neonatal Intensive Care (Codes 99291-99292).” This revision updates previous critical care payment policy language and adds general Medicare evaluation ...