Jan 1st, 2013
By David B. Dunn, MD, FACS, CIRCC, CPC-H, CCC, CCVTC Part 1: Reporting coronary artery interventions is altered significantly. The new year brings major changes to the Cardiovascular System section in American Medical Association’s (AMA) 2013 CPT®, with several deleted codes and 56 new codes—including 30 CPT® codes, 17 Category III codes, and nine HCPCS ...
Nov 1st, 2011
Understand how Medicare payments are made by learning how to calculate them. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC You probably already know that Medicare payments are based on relative value units (RVUs) assigned to each CPT®/HCPCS Level II code. But the 2011 National Physician Fee Schedule Relative Value File contains no fewer than 10 columns listing ...