Feb 13th, 2012
With the 500-plus CPT code changes in 2012 there is always a chance for confusion. AAPC director of education, Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANP, CRHC takes about such changes in this month’s edition of BC Advantage magazine. “Some changes are minor revisions to clarify code use and consistency with terminology for code descriptions,” she ...
With 2012 a full month old most experts are now up to speed on the 2012 CPT changes in the various specialties. AAPC director of education, Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC recently talked with the blog Getting Paid about the CPT changes related to pacemakers and cardioverter-defibillators. “One noteworthy new guideline pertains to ...
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Feb 1st, 2010
Get out your CPT® 2010 book and a pencil — it’s time to make a few more corrections. The American Medical Association (AMA) issued an updated corrections document on Jan. 21. AMA Adds to CPT® 2010 Corrections was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In Coding
Dec 31st, 2009
Jan. 1 has come and gone and so, too, have CPT® consultation codes (99241-99255). As predicted, Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and other payers have implemented this policy change brought forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It’s important to note, however, that this change in coverage applies to public health plan options ...
In Coding
May 14th, 2009
The American Medical Association (AMA) has posted a new Corrections Document – CPT® 2009 spotlighting additional changes to the CPT® Professional and Standard manuals. Changes to code, nomenclature, and guidelines in the corrections document supersede some material in the CPT® manuals. The corrections document is posted on the AMA Web site. AMA Posts More Changes ...