In Coding
Aug 12th, 2019
You can rest assured that when you break procedure codes into groups, it’s easier to compare and apply proper codes. Sleep medicine is a sub-specialty of neurology, which can seem very daunting to coders and physicians due to technicalities in the guidelines and procedure code descriptions. The good news is that code selection is simple ...
Aug 1st, 2010
High blood pressure, heart failure, unruly seizures, ADD, diabetes, and distorted metabolism may all be linked to sleep apnea. By I. A. Barot, MD Sleep studies are an essential tool in diagnosing sleep apnea. The symptoms of sleep apnea—including interrupted sleep, snoring, and daytime sleepiness—often are considered normal, and thereby are dismissed as inconsequential. In ...
In CMS
Jul 30th, 2009
Effective for claims with dates of service on and after March 3, 2009, Medicare will allow for coverage of certain sleep testing devices. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted, July 21, a National Coverage Determination (NCD) for sleep testing of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) (240.4.1). CMS Posts NCD for OSA Sleep Testing was ...
In CMS
Mar 5th, 2009
Evidence shows the use of certain sleep tests to confirm an obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis in patients who present with known signs and symptoms improves health outcomes and are reasonable and necessary, according the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS: HST for OSA Nationally Covered was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by ...
Dec 1st, 2007
Put Away Your Crystal Ball and Take a Look at the Future. By Rhonda Buckholz, CPC The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released its work plan for 2008, allowing us to understand issues under investigation, giving us information to ensure we are providing services correctly, and helping us prepare for future regulations. Place of ...