In Billing
Jan 17th, 2019
As seen in The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, titled “Travel Immunizations:” Q. What is the best way to code for and bill patients who come in because they are planning to travel out of the country and need to know what immunizations they should have before traveling? We advise them on preventive measures to ...
In Coding
Jul 13th, 2012
Just six months into 2012 and already over 16 million people with original Medicare have received at least one preventive service at no cost to them, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced July 10. If last year is any indication, that number will double by the end of the ...
May 1st, 2012
Weed through the guidance to properly append this commonly confused modifier. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC, and Rita Von Holtum, CPC-H Nearly 18 months since its introduction at the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) 2010 CPT® Symposium, modifier 33 Preventive service continues to cause confusion. Here, we review eight quick tips that teach you when and ...
Jul 16th, 2010
Physicians will soon have a new test they can use to diagnose patients with the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. Developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and authorized for use June 22 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the new test will replace the previous real-time RT-PCR diagnostic test ...
In Audit
Jul 2nd, 2010
New Category I CPT® influenza vaccine codes announced in 2009 and slated for publishing in the 2011 CPT® manual are effective July 1. All four codes have the pending approval icon as the vaccines are not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 90664 Influenza virus vaccine, pandemic formulation, live, for intranasal use ...