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Oct 17th, 2014
CPT® 2015 includes nearly 550 new, changed, and deleted codes, as well as added and revised guidelines, parenthetical comments, and terminology. The changes will especially affect family practice, internal medicine, cardiovascular, gastrology, pathology/laboratory, and radiology. Seven changes affect the evaluation and management (E/M) section; E/M services represent the most often reported codes ...
Aug 1st, 2011
Changes in coding guidelines will make documentation far more critical. By Essie White, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CGSC, CPMA Those of us who have been around for decades have seen many changes in the medical profession. I remember working with the first CPT® book. Since then, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has mandated ...
Oct 1st, 2008
Sunlight on Coders’ Compensation By Brad Ericson, CPC, CPC-ORTHO Ask coders what they do and how much they make, and their answers are as varied as how sensitive to the sun they are. Some are easy burners, with salaries and careers that show the results of outside forces quickly. Some are seemingly immune to the ...