In Billing
Mar 19th, 2017
The results of a study focused on spontaneous preterm delivery in first-time pregnancies have researchers questioning the usefulness of two screenings physicians commonly performed on pregnant women. After screening more than 9,000 women, routine ultrasound examination of the uterine cervix and fetal fibronectin testing identified only a small proportion of the women who would eventually ...
In 2015, the CPT® codebook separated joint injections and aspirations into services “with” and “without” image guidance. This year, CPT® has taken a similar approach with spinal injection services. As of Jan. 1, 62310-63219 are deleted, and replaced with: 62320 Injection(s), of diagnostic or therapeutic substance(s) (eg, anesthetic, antispasmodic, opioid, steroid, other solution), not including ...
When you’re told as a teen by a teacher that a small physical deformity will prevent you from doing something you love, it makes you reassess the direction you were headed. For example, something as simple as a bunion prevented me from taking pointe ballet. I still studied ballet into early adulthood, but pointe was ...
It’s been a rough 2016-2017 influenza season, to be sure, and it’s not over, yet. The CDC recommends clinicians continue vaccination efforts as long as flu viruses are circulating. As of Feb. 3, approximately 145 million doses of influenza vaccine had been distributed in the United States — enough to vaccinate nearly half of the U.S. population. ...
In Billing
Feb 8th, 2017
Time is an alternative option for E/M coding (on many, but not all, of the E/M codes) in lieu of the three key components, history, exam, and medical decision-making. Documentation Guidelines for Time According the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), “In the case where counseling and/or coordination of care dominates (more than 50%) of ...