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By Nancy Clark CPC CPCH CPB CPMA CPCI The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS recently announced increased costs for Medicare beneficiaries in 2016. The annual deductible for Part B benefic... [ Read More ]
Offering a wider scope of services can offset any losses. By Shelley C. Safian MAOMHSM CPCH CPCI CCSP CHA On Nov. 20 2009 the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS published the Final Rule in ... [ Read More ]
HELP, Novitas-Medicare NJ-our MAC claims are being denied for LCD- for example R91.1-Solitary Pulmonary Nodule. The px code is 31622 AA X4 QS (bronchoscopy). What is it that our coding team needs to ... [ Read More ]
We are a pain management clinic in Texas. We have received word from a third party that Medicare will not be covering anesthesia for in office procedures anymore. We cannot locate anything on their we... [ Read More ]
Had anyone has any guidance on how to bill for medial branch blocks on different levels in the cervical region that you have performed on the 1st and & 2nd MBB?
We performed c2-c3 mbb 1 &a... [ Read More ]
Can anyone tell me the code for a fibrin glue patch. I am showing for a blood patch that the code is 62273. Would this include fibrin glue patches or is there another code for this particular patch?... [ Read More ]
On a recent audit, I had a deduction for the use of the PT modifier. Question: Do any of you use the PT modifier for Medicare procedures only that are screenings that transition to therapeutic? I was ... [ Read More ]
Hello, We have a pediatric ASC and I was wondering if anyone out there codes/bills for general anesthesia for lab draws for severely autistic pediatric patients? If so what anesthesia code are you u... [ Read More ]
Good morning, Medicare's locality adjusted conversion factors and base unit values for 2022 are now available in this Zip file: https://www.cms.gov/files/zip/2022-anesthesia-conversion-factors.zip. Th... [ Read More ]
Looks like from 2022 proposed rule for physician fee schedule new anesthesia codes for procedures like 10160 for seroma drainage and 64633-64636 RFA Facet nerves
01XX2 Anesthesia for percutaneous ima... [ Read More ]
I am billing for the anesthesiologist. The case was scheduled as MAC however the anesthesiologist could not get a good IV stick and remained present monitoring the patient for the procedure while the... [ Read More ]