In Billing
Nov 6th, 2018
2019 HCPCS Level II changes are comprehensive this year, and the code set includes several new modifiers as well as codes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released them November 6. HCPCS General Talley The 374 changes are broken down this way: 228  new codes and modifiers 49 discontinued codes and modifiers 95 changed ...
From triage to the Golden Gate, my journey to coding. From my senior year in high school through college and nursing school, the only career I wanted was an emergency room (ER)/trauma nurse. I went to a fancy school I couldn’t afford and spent a year and a half obtaining medical-surgical experience before achieving my ...
Here is what you need to know to avoid obsolete coding practices. Over the past few years, CPT® coding for spinal surgical procedures has changed significantly. Have you kept pace? Let’s double-check to make sure you’re still reporting correctly. Fusion Levels When it comes to counting fusion levels, it helps to remember the “cream filling” ...
Here is what you need to know about recent changes that will help you differentiate the two. The past few years have brought changes in CPT® and HCPCS Level II coding for presumptive toxicology screenings (screens) and definitive confirmations (confirms). Here’s what providers, billers, coders, and auditors need to know about these developments. Research and ...
In Billing
Nov 1st, 2018
We at AAPC found the following FAQ from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about the proposed Part D rule very interesting. Contract Year (CY) 2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Flexibility Proposed Rule (CMS-4185-P) On October 26, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that updates ...