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Weeks after finalizing payment rates and policy changes affecting Medicare services furnished in hospital outpatient and Ambulatory Surgical Center ASC settings for calendar year CY 2022 the Centers f... [ Read More ]
Take 5 to read up on recent coding and billing news. There are plenty of coding updates in November including those made to certain Medicare policies. Payment thresholds for physical occupational and ... [ Read More ]
Educate providers on how to paint a complete clinical picture in the medical record to ensure patients get the help they need. Diabetes comes at a tremendous cost from both a health and human standpoi... [ Read More ]
CMS proposed actions are intended to increase price transparency access to care patient safety positive healthcare outcomes and health equity. On July 19 2021 the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Serv... [ Read More ]
The old standby still works like a charm to show medical necessity. The American Medical Associations AMAs 2021 Evaluation and Management Services Guidelines 2021 EM guidelines are the biggest change ... [ Read More ]
We've always used 01992 as the crosswalk for 64493, but since the new codes came out my boss is using 01940 as a crosswalk for it. 01940 is destruction procedures by neurolytic agent, so why would she... [ Read More ]
Here is my situation.
Pt was in the preop holding area being prepped for a urological procedure. The anesthesiologist administered Fentanyl. The patient went into tachycardia and had to immediately... [ Read More ]
I need help...since 12/12/21 I am getting my CPT code 00731 (anesthesia for upper endoscopic procedures) rejected by Medicare. Explanation on EOB is saying due to an LCD determination- I looked up t... [ Read More ]
With the new Medicare LCD's kicking in for ESI's and also the part about anesthesia being rarely, if ever, necessary embedded within the LCD's, I'm curious if any groups that have provided anesthesia ... [ Read More ]
Anesthesiologist injects kenalog under live ultrasound guidance into the left and right SI joints. Medicare patient - NGS is the contractor. LCD says nothing about ultrasound guidance - just flouros... [ Read More ]