There are many 2017 CPT® code changes pertaining to spine procedures. Here’s a rundown of the most significant changes. Removal of Moderate Sedation Inclusion The moderate sedation symbol (¤) was removed from the vertebroplasty (22510-22512) and vertebral augmentation (22513-22515) codes. These codes no longer include moderate sedation, which can now be reported separately, as appropriate, ...
Following guidelines and asking questions are key to solving the T3cDM coding mystery. One guideline in ICD-10-CM consistently overlooked is I.C.4.a.6.b.i., which is specific to secondary diabetes mellitus due to a pancreatectomy. I.C.4.a.6.b.i. Secondary diabetes mellitus due to a pancreatectomy For postpancreatectomy diabetes mellitus (lack of insulin due to the surgical removal of all or ...
It’s all in how you dissect the operative report. Many coders struggle with coding operative reports because there are so many guidelines and policies that affect code selection. The process is easier when you break it into seven steps: Review the header of the report. Review the CPT® codebook (start in the Index). Review the ...
Maximize revenue cycle profits by watching bundling. Becoming knowledgeable about National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) policies and edits may be the difference between having a profitable revenue cycle or placing your facility at risk for denials. In recent years, NCCI policies and edits have become key factors in outpatient facility and professional claims denials. You ...
Proper reporting of modifier 99 and modifier sequencing will get your physician paid. Modifier 99 Multiple modifiers doesn’t get a lot of attention — maybe because it’s rarely needed — but knowing when to apply it can make the difference in getting a claim paid. Refer to CPT® Guidance Appendix A — Modifiers tells us: ...