In Coding
Dec 11th, 2018
Here’s a hot-off-the-press update from CMS for those who are involved with telehealth — and specifically, telehealth stroke services. CMS Releases New Instructions Just released, MLN Matters Number: MM11043 “Revision of Definition of the Physician Supervision of Diagnostic Procedures, Clarification of DSMT Telehealth Services, and Establishing a Modifier for Expanding the Use of Telehealth fo...
Part 3: Understand the changes affecting neuro-interventional procedures. For 2016, the biggest CPT® coding changes affecting interventional radiology occur within the subspecialties of urinary, biliary, and neurologic intervention. In March, we covered urinary intervention and in April we covered percutaneous biliary interventional coding. This month, we’ll finish our series by focusing on transca...
Nov 12th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on November 10 issued a proposed decision memo regarding national coverage for percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC). The agency is proposing not to cover LAAC therapy using an implanted device due to lack of evidence supporting medical necessity. This proposal contradicts a study published in the ...
By Jackie Stack, BSHA, CPC, CPC-I, CPB, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC A stroke is a “brain attack” that occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. Brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die, abilities controlled by that area of the brain — such ...
In Coding
Jun 1st, 2012
Diabetes patients have seen a decline in death rates due to better medical management and treatment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A study published by the American Diabetes Association in the journal Diabetes Care, “Trends in Death Rates Among U.S. Adults With and ...