In Coding
Sep 10th, 2018
For non-Medicare payers, temporary codes provide the most accurate reporting and reimbursement of these clinically complex procedures. Unlike other flaps used for breast reconstruction, deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps preserve muscle function at the donor site, improving the patient’s core strength and reducing the risk of hernia after surgery. Conflicting and outdated guidelines m...
In CMS
Nov 3rd, 2015
HCPCS Level II codes released before the Halloween weekend include nearly 400 new, deleted, and changed codes and modifiers. Most chapters are affected by new and deleted codes, with 271 new codes changing the landscape. Changes affect many codes meant to track effectiveness and economy of care, making the code set important to members who ...
Jul 1st, 2010
By Michael D. Miscoe JD, CPC, CASCC, CUC, CCPC, CHCC, CRA Note: This article takes a purely CPT® approach to code selection and ignores the potential for varying code results based on contrary controlling guidance from the carrier or controlling reimbursement statute  or the inclusion of the S codes in HCPCS Level II by the ...