In Coding
Jul 10th, 2019
Novitas Solutions recently issued a Modifier 50 Fact Sheet, reminding medical coders of the proper use for this CPT payment modifier. The Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for jurisdictions H and L warns that, effective for Part B claims received on and after Aug. 16, 2019, services will be rejected as unprocessable when modifier 50 Bilateral ...
In Billing
Jul 8th, 2019
Free resources that will help you report provider services accurately. Due to productivity demands, medical coders may be tempted to rely on word of mouth for answers to coding questions, rather than to read guidelines, policies, rules, and instructions to substantiate coding decisions. Although seeking the advice of knowledgeable and experienced coders may be necessary ...
In Coding
Jul 3rd, 2019
Hypnosis is one of the world’s oldest sciences. It has existed, in one form or another, as long as records have been kept. Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Don’t confuse medical hypnosis with the flamboyant shows where a performer, ...
In CMS
Jun 18th, 2019
Medical coders who were unsure what documentation non-Medicare payers would expect in light of the Patients Over Paperwork Initiative now have more to go on. The initiative reduced documentation requirements for outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services (CPT® 99201-99215) provided to Medicare Part B patients beginning in 2021. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) indicat...
Doing so requires understanding the 2019 coding changes for reporting these two services during the same session. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, new CPT® codes were introduced to report fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies. Proper coding of these procedures starts with an understanding of the new codes, as well as how they affect reporting of core ...