In CMS
Aug 12th, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing major payment changes to sinus endoscopy services. The 2020 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule (page 53) includes the following excerpt: We are proposing to apply the special rule for multiple endoscopic procedures to this family of codes beginning in CY 2020. This proposal would treat ...
Sep 28th, 2011
Many physicians feel that ICD-10 is something just for the coders to be prepared for, but the reality is that ICD-10 preparation is for everyone, according to a recent American Academy of Otolaryngology (AOA) Bulletin. “ICD-10 is not just about coding,” cautioned Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I vice president of ICD-10 training and education for ...
In Coding
Oct 5th, 2009
Having trouble getting paid for genioglossos advancement? The American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery and your state otolaryngology society may be of assistance. The AAO-HNS recently sent letters to Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS) and Anthem Blue Cross regarding their coverage policies for mandibular segmental osteotomy with genioglossus advancement (21199, Osteotomy, mandib...