Oct 1st, 2014
By Erica T. Cousin, CPC, CPC-I Q: When performing pre- and post-reduction X-rays, which modifier should we append to the post-reduction X-ray charge? A: Consider several factors when selecting the most appropriate modifier for post-reduction X-rays, including: The insurance payer The provider ordering the X-rays The number of views ordered One Provider, Different Number of Views For ...
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Feb 1st, 2010
Come Jan. 1, 2012, a provision in the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) requires all suppliers of the technical component (TC) of advanced diagnostic imaging services suppliers to be accredited by an accreditation organization designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). To that end, the Centers for Medicare ...
May 1st, 2008
By Cheryl Bennett, RN, BS, CPC As a coder, durable medical equipment (DME) may scare you as its coding intricacies are deeply rooted in Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II codes and Medicare’s policies. Never fear, we’ll show you how to fine-tune your DME coding skills by digging into the DME dirt and ...