In Billing
Oct 18th, 2019
The government is keeping a close eye on how you are coding claims. Are you? The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is updating its Work Plan this month with new watch items that pertain to Medicare. At press time, there were five additional items the OIG intends to pursue in 2020. OIG Work Plan items ...
Women’s screening codes and coverage may vary depending on risk factors. Coding for women’s preventive services requires a firm understanding of not only the procedures, but also of the related codes and coverage requirements. Cervical Cancer Screening Several CPT® code families describe Pap tests, depending on how tissue samples are prepared for examination. During a ...
In Billing
Apr 1st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated its Medicare Learning Network (MLN) payment system fact sheet for the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS). In this fact sheet you will find background information and coverage of clinical laboratory services and payment rates updated for 2011. MLN CLFS Fact Sheet Updated for 2011 was ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Peggy Stilley, CPC, CPC-I, COBGC, ACS-OB Are you new to obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) coding? Do you wish you knew some helpful tidbits to ease daunting coding tasks? The following are scenarios most-commonly asked about by attendees during question-and-answer sessions while teaching OB/GYN. These “real world” examples can help you tackle day-to-day coding challenges ...
In CMS
Jan 23rd, 2009
Approximately 12,500 pathologists and cytotechnologists in the United States who screen and interpret Papanicolaou (Pap) tests to identify cervical cancers may soon be affected by a rule that alters their current requirements for cytology proficiency testing (PT). Proposed Rule Eases Cytology PT Requirements was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...