In Billing
May 23rd, 2019
Ten new HCPCS Level II codes for drugs and biologicals will be payable for Medicare, effective for claims with dates of service on or after July 1, 2019. HCPCS Level II is a standardized coding system that is used primarily to identify products, supplies, and services not included in the CPT code set jurisdiction, such ...
Feb 26th, 2019
Using the right code books is essential to your success on your AAPC exam. Among all the code books out there, we recommend AAPC’s. Here are seven reasons why using AAPC’s ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and HCPCS Level II code books will help you on your certification exam: Made for Your Examination – AAPC’s code books are ...
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Feb 15th, 2019
Code changes for the April update to the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) are effective for dates of service on and after Jan. 1, 2019. Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) will not search their files to retract payment for claims already paid or to retroactively pay claims. To ensure proper claims payment, providers will ...
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Jan 16th, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released 15 corrections to the 2019 HCPCS Level II code set, all retroactive. Of the 15 codes, five are added, one discontinued, and seven reflect changes to payment or coverage status. One modifier introduced in 2011 CMS ruefully admits was “removed in error” and is reinstated. ...
In Billing
Dec 19th, 2018
Nine new HCPCS Level II codes recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and effective in 2019 address spreading contralateral routing technology. Medical coders and billers will want to make note of these. HCPCS Codes Reflect New Technology The codes reflect the growing use of the technology, commonly called CROS/BiCROS hearing ...