In Coding
Sep 24th, 2019
Every 17 minutes another man dies from prostate cancer in the United States. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to help raise awareness about this disease. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among American men. In 2019, nearly 175,000 men will ...
Raise awareness of prostate cancer in September by knowing its symptoms, risks, screening, and treatment options. The prostate is a small gland of the male reproductive system resting below the bladder in front of the rectum and surrounding part of the urethra. It helps to produce the fluid in semen and is normally the size ...
Sep 28th, 2015
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. Before you absentmindedly produce a claim for prostate cancer screening, take a moment to understand this disease. Prostate Cancer Basics Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system. ...
In Billing
Jun 18th, 2012
Billing and coding guidelines for prostate molecular marker claims submitted to Palmetto GBA have changed. The Part B Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) for jurisdiction 1 (American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, and Northern Mariana Islands) has determined the service to be medically unnecessary and will not reimburse physicians for HOXD3, PTEN, and ERG molecular markers. ...
May 1st, 2012
Weed through the guidance to properly append this commonly confused modifier. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC, and Rita Von Holtum, CPC-H Nearly 18 months since its introduction at the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) 2010 CPT® Symposium, modifier 33 Preventive service continues to cause confusion. Here, we review eight quick tips that teach you when and ...