Have a Coding Quandary? Ask John Q: I am searching on criteria for obesity counseling (G0447 Face-to-face behavioral counseling for obesity, 15 minutes). Our dietitian attended a seminar at which a consultant advised that dieticians can bill this service for Medicare patients. Can you please clarify and advise? Bhavna Patel, CPC A: A dietician may report ...
May 8th, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule May 7, reforming several Medicare regulations identified as “unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome” on healthcare providers and suppliers. According to CMS, this regulatory reform will save healthcare providers $660 million annually, and $3.2 billion over five years. The final rule, Medicare and Medicaid ...