May 1st, 2012
With so many different interpretations to coding rules, your practice can’t afford not to create one. By Pam Brooks, CPC If coding were described as a color, it would be gray. Even with CPT®, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS Level II guidelines, and despite regulatory guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office ...
In Coding
Aug 16th, 2010
Recent guidance from Palmetto GBA Medicare sets a good example of why it is so important for coders to pay careful attention to code descriptions and documentation. The Part B Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) for jurisdiction 1 sites a coder’s question: “Due to an adverse reaction to Rituximab, an infusion scheduled for over one hour ...