In Coding
Jul 3rd, 2019
Hypnosis is one of the world’s oldest sciences. It has existed, in one form or another, as long as records have been kept. Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Don’t confuse medical hypnosis with the flamboyant shows where a performer, ...
In Audit
May 17th, 2018
There has been a lot of focus recently on large fraud schemes uncovered by the government and many are wondering how this affects “me.” By Evelyn Kim, MBA, CFE, CPC, CPMA, CRC, AAPC Fellow Healthcare fraud is a thriving enterprise in the United States. The latest statistics from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...
In Audit
Aug 15th, 2017
Effective June 15, 2017, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) now updates its Work Plan website, monthly. The OIG Work Plan sets forth various projects — including OIG audits and evaluations that are underway or planned — to be addressed during the fiscal year and beyond by OIG’s Office of Audit Services and Office of ...
In Coding
Aug 16th, 2016
Noridian Healthcare Solutions is initiating a service-specific targeted review for mental health CPT® code 90834 Psychotherapy, 45 minutes with patient and/or family member. The Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) says data analysis has identified a potentially high use of this code in Jurisdiction E (California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands). Are ...
Jul 1st, 2013
Proper documentation for restructured psychotherapy CPT® codes in 2013 is key. By Lynn Handy, LPN, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CHC, CCS-P It’s well into 2013, and you’ve been using the restructured psychotherapy codes (90832-90837) for some time. Now is a perfect time to review the new requirements for reporting these services. Are your physicians documenting their ...