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Dec 11th, 2014
December 9, the American Medical Association (AMA) released the 2015 Errata and Technical Corrections, some of which may affect how you report certain CPT® codes on claims. The most recent entries include: Removal of moderate sedation symbol from 45399 Unlisted procedure, colon Removal of code 45399 from Appendix G Evaluation and Management (E/M), Care Management ...
Get the skinny on updates to weigh your best coding options in the new year. by Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® 2015 introduces more than 250 new Category I and III codes, and almost as many revised and deleted codes. We’ll evaluate many of the ...
Dec 1st, 2012
By G. J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC You’ve probably heard of the “multiple procedure rule,” which reduces Medicare payment by 50 percent for the second and subsequent procedures provided to a single patient by the same physician on the same day. But did you know that a modified version of the multiple procedure rule may apply ...
Mar 1st, 2009
Five steps is all you need for modifier 25 claim success. By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Misuse of modifier 25 Significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management service by the same physician on the same day of the procedure or other service is among the most common coding mistakes, costing medical practices millions each year ...