In Coding
Dec 5th, 2016
Screening mammography is a radiologic procedure used for early detection of breast cancer. Medicare has provided Part B coverage of screening mammography for women since 1991. Mammography Code Changes For 2017, CPT® codes 77051, 77052, 77055, 77056, and 77057 are deleted. New codes for these radiology services bundled with CAD are: 77065 Diagnostic mammography, including computer-aided detection ...
Feb 1st, 2013
Overlooking these modifiers can result in improper reimbursement. By Terri Brame, MBA, CHC, CPC, CGSC, CPC-H, CPC-I Any coder worth his or her wage knows about modifiers 25 Significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management service by the same physician or other qualified health care professional on the same day of the procedure or other service ...
In CMS
Jul 1st, 2011
Following the omission of important information in its manual, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) clarified in Transmittal 2247, June 24, the policies concerning late night admissions and the mix of residents under the primary care exception. The policies regarding the interpretation of diagnostic radiology and other tests are included, as are the ...