In Coding
Aug 12th, 2019
You can rest assured that when you break procedure codes into groups, it’s easier to compare and apply proper codes. Sleep medicine is a sub-specialty of neurology, which can seem very daunting to coders and physicians due to technicalities in the guidelines and procedure code descriptions. The good news is that code selection is simple ...
2019 was my first AAPC National Conference since 2008. Although there were many big changes since 2008, a few major differences I noticed particularly were that the size of attendance has quadrupled, and the education quality, as well as the food quality has gone up. One of the coolest additions to HEALTHCON since I first ...
Whether patients test for sleep issues in a lab or in the comfort of their home, Medicare reimbursement hinges on following protocol. By Cindy Harms, CPC, CPC-I, CPPM Sleep studies performed in certified sleep labs have long been covered by Medicare. But many patients find it hard to relax in a strange place, hooked up ...
In Billing
May 11th, 2012
At long last, Medicare is giving physicians who specialize in sleep medicine a little recognition by giving them their own specialty code. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) makes new specialty code CØ official in transmittal 2462. The new code is effective April 1, 2012. Sleep medicine doctors can self-designate their specialty on the Medicare ...
Mar 1st, 2011
By I. A. Barot, MD For 2011, there are six CPT® code changes in the field of neurology/sleep medicine. The additions are primarily the result of the home sleep testing (HST) or portable monitoring (PM), which recently have emerged as a potential lower-cost pathway to screening at-risk patients for sleep-disordered breathing (SBD), including mainly obstructive ...