Feb 1st, 2008
Changes Include New Hysterectomy Codes, Rules By Renée Dustman, Senior Editor Although we may not have all agreed on how to code certain OB/GYN procedures in the past, some recent changes to CPT® leave little room for future disagreement. When it came to reporting total laparoscopic hysterectomies, for example, some experts advised coders to use ...
Feb 1st, 2008
By Stephen C. Spain, MD, FAAFP, CPC Evaluation and management (E/M) services are likely the most regulated and most often audited services in medical practices. These services can account for more than half of a provider’s income, so it is crucial that they are appropriately documented and coded. A casual approach to E/M coding can ...
Jan 1st, 2008
PQRI Drives Most Changes By Bonnie Schreck, CCS, CPC, CPC-H, CCS-P HCPCS Level II is the most dynamic code set of all core coding code sets (e.g., CPT®, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS Level II). This year has proven just that, based on all of the changes: 228 new codes, 45 revised codes, and 223 deleted codes for ...