In CMS
Dec 26th, 2017
Most radiology services or procedures, although described by a single CPT® code, are comprised of two distinct portions: a professional component and a technical component. The professional component is provided by the physician, and may include supervision, interpretation, and a written report. To claim only the professional portion of a service, CPT® Appendix A (“Modifiers”) ...
Dear John, Q: When reporting radiology services, are transcription services considered to be included in the technical component (TC) or the professional component (PC)? A: When defining professional and technical components for radiology services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) stipulates: The PC of a service is for physician work interpreting a diagnostic test or ...
In Billing
Aug 4th, 2015
Occasionally, the total service/procedure described by a single CPT® code is comprised of two distinct portions: a professional component (modifier 26) and a technical component (modifier TC). The professional component of a diagnostic service/procedure is provided by the physician, and may include supervision, interpretation, and a written report. The technical component of a diagnostic service/pr...
Jul 1st, 2013
Cardiovascular and ophthalmology technical service providers will feel the penny pinch. By Uma Nachiappan, CPC, CCS Effective Jan. 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded its Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction (MPPR) policy to cover diagnostic cardiovascular and ophthalmology procedures. Providers rendering the technical component (TC) of such services can expect ...
Jun 1st, 2012
Before you code, know its basics. By Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC When it comes to procedure coding, radiology is a world of its own, unlike either evaluation and management (E/M) encounters or surgery. If you are unfamiliar with radiology, here are some basic things to know before you code. Learn the Language It ...