Correct coding requires you to know what’s changed for the is medical specialty. By Amy C. Pritchett CPT® 2017 codes are in effect and February is American Heart Month; it’s a perfect time to give you the rundown of the significant changes to the Cardiology section that will affect your coding this year. New Code ...
Updates to conscious sedation, telemedicine, laryngoplasty, and other codes will keep you on your toes. A single policy change has affected the valuation and application of nearly 450 codes in CPT® 2017. Let’s explore the impact of this change, as well as the other major changes in CPT® 2017. Conscious Sedation Is No Longer Bundled The ...
Changes in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 2017 Final Rule and CPT® 2017 mean that moderate sedation is no longer bundled, under any circumstances. As noted in the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, many codes valued to include moderate sedation were reported instead with a separate, associated anesthesia code (as allowed by CPT® guidelines). ...
May 1st, 2012
With a trend moving toward hospital care, consider chargemaster basics. By Dorothy Steed, CPA, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CPMA, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, ACS-OP, RCC, RMC As more physicians head under the hospital umbrella to furnish cost-effective care, opportunities are opening for coders in the facility environment. Your doctor may be considering a move ...
May 1st, 2012
Consult guidance when coding these studies to ensure proper reporting. By Lori M. Shore, CPC, RCC Radiology has arguably had more than its share of bundling recently. Computed tomography (CT) scans of certain separate body parts are no longer separately payable; endovascular revascularization studies are now grouped into all-inclusive territories; and several renal angiography procedures ...