In Coding
Mar 29th, 2019
Here’s a new twist in automation for medical coders when charging 99000 and 99001. How about sending medical samples by drone to the lab? Drones Carry Lab Samples Lab-bound samples at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina are riding autonomous drones in a pilot project that’s part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft ...
In Coding
Mar 8th, 2019
The CPT® codes that are considered a laboratory test under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) change each year, as well as throughout the year, making it difficult for healthcare providers and laboratories to keep up. Here are the CPT codes for 2019 that are subject to or excluded from CLIA edits in easy-to-look up ...
May 21st, 2018
Twenty-three National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) for clinical diagnostic laboratory services have been updated to reflect the April 2018 quarterly release of the edit module for such services. ICD-10-CM codes in effect April 1 affect coverage for several common lab tests. Note ICD-10-CM Code Changes in Lab NCDs The following lab NCDs add/delete ICD-10-CM codes from the ...
In Billing
May 14th, 2018
Clinical diagnostic laboratories can look forward to 12 new laboratory codes were effective April 1 and one code effective retroactively January 1. The Centers for Medicare and Medicate Services (CMS) released the changes May 5, 2018. The new codes are contractor priced until addressed at the annual Clinical Laboratory Public Meeting in July. All the U ...
In Billing
Feb 23rd, 2018
Several new Medicare Learning Network (MLN) fact sheets offer tips on provider compliance for certain items that regularly appear on the Office of Inspector General Work Plan due to a high level of improperly paid claims. Here’s a quick synopsis. Hospital Beds and Accessories Physicians and other practitioners who write requisitions or orders for hospital beds ...