Familiarize yourself with genetic mutations and the tests that detect them to improve your breast cancer coding. Unless you deal with the tests for breast cancer (BRCA), estrogen receptor (ER)/progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2) — or have gone through a diagnosis of breast cancer or know someone who has ...
In CMS
Mar 2nd, 2018
What better time to refresh your coding know-how for colorectal cancer screening than National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month? Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Screening can help find this cancer ...
In CMS
Jan 24th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) no longer requires use of dedicated G codes when reporting breast imaging services for Medicare beneficiaries, per MLN Matters Number: MM10181. In 2017, the CPT® codebook deleted breast imaging codes 77051-77057 and replaced them with three new codes: 77065 Diagnostic mammography, including computer-aided detection (CAD) when performed; ...
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released a new recommendation for obesity screening in children and adolescents. The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older, and offer or refer overweight individuals to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight status. This recommendation is bas...
In CMS
Jul 31st, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pays 100 percent of the Medicare-approved amount for fecal occult blood tests, flexible sigmoidoscopies, colonoscopies, and multi-target stool DNA tests, and 80 percent for barium enemas. A Part B deductible does not apply, in any case; however, coinsurance applies to colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies performed in ambulatory surgical ...