In Billing
Jan 2nd, 2018
In the  2018 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized their proposal, without modification, to allow for a complexity adjustment when blue light cystoscopy is reported on the same claim as certain cystourethroscopy CPT codes.  Rationale  Traditionally, CMS explains in the final rule, white light (or standard) cystosco...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Peggy Stilley, CPC, CPC-I, COBGC, ACS-OB Are you new to obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) coding? Do you wish you knew some helpful tidbits to ease daunting coding tasks? The following are scenarios most-commonly asked about by attendees during question-and-answer sessions while teaching OB/GYN. These “real world” examples can help you tackle day-to-day coding challenges ...
Dec 1st, 2008
By Marie L. Mindeman, BA, RHIT, director of CPT® Coding and Regulatory Services, American Medical Association Code revisions for CPT® 2009 follow an interesting trend of large-scale changes in smaller sections of the book, similar to the infusion codes that were established in CPT® 2006. For 2009, there are 15 renumbered codes and two new ...
Dec 1st, 2008
By Paul Cadorette, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-ORTHO, CPC-P, CPC-ASC Mastering urology coding in an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) setting is a lot like preparing for the holidays: You want to remember the important details. And submitting claims is like exchanging gifts, you want to be sure it isn’t returned back to you. Whether you prepare a ...