In Coding
Aug 7th, 2017
When claiming chemodenervation, you may report multiple units of 95773 Electrical stimulation for guidance in conjunction with chemodenervation (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) or 95874 Needle electromyography for guidance in conjunction with chemodenervation (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) for guidance, per session; but, you should claim a ...
In CMS
Feb 28th, 2017
New compliance program guidance has been issued by the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice (DOJ), according to an article published in the AHLA Weekly. Although the “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” (Guidance) is not specific to the healthcare industry, it does provide a practical set of benchmarks against which the audit & compliance committee, in ...
Feb 1st, 2015
CPT® 2015 requires you to differentiate “with” or “without” ultrasonic guidance. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC Among the many hundreds of changes to the 2015 CPT® codebook are new and revised codes to report aspiration or injection of small, medium, and large joints. Combination codes now describe such aspiration/injection with ultrasonic (US) guidance, but allow ...
Oct 21st, 2014
The new guidelines will calm nervous healthcare workers, but extra guidance is needed to calm public Ebola hysteria. The chances of an Ebola case presenting at your physician office is slim to none. But it’s always good to be prepared for the unexpected. The recent death of Ebola victim Thomas Duncun, and the two subsequently infected ...
In CMS
Dec 2nd, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a four-page guidance to help practices meet Stage 2 meaningful use requirements for summary of care, clinical summary, and patient electronic access to their medical record. The guidance walks through the specific information required for each measure. There are 20 for the clinical summary, 12 for patient ...