Dec 1st, 2012
By Laurette Pitman, RN, CPC-H, CGIC, CCS Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is much easier to report than it is to say; but let your guard down and you might slip up when assigning CPT® codes for ERCP-related procedures. Up-to-date coding information on biliary and pancreatic duct stenting procedures, such as that found in the American ...
In CMS
Aug 9th, 2012
Medicare administrative contractors (MAC) are in a better position to determine coverage of adult liver transplants for patients with three additional malignancies, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Effective June 21, 2012, MACs acting within their respective jurisdictions may determine coverage for adult liver transplantation for patients with extrahepatic unres...
Mar 21st, 2009
By Shelly Bauguss, CPC, CGSC, CANPC, CGIC St. Patrick’s Day became a custom in America in 1737, the first year that St. Patrick’s Day was publically celebrated in Boston. Today, people celebrate the day watching parades, wearing green clothes, and drinking beer. Drinking beer or any alcoholic beverage in moderation is acceptable to most, but ...