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In a final rule CMS expands telehealth coverage but enforces budget neutrality mandate. After a slight delay the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS has finalized 2021 payments and policies ... [ Read More ]
AAPCs coding expert Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on next years updates. CPT 2021 includes 206 new codes 69 revised codes and 54 deleted codes. All sections of CPT received changes in codes and... [ Read More ]
The updated code set includes EM code revisions and more. Here8217s a preview. Medical coders will get a bit of a reprieve next year when it comes to learning new procedure codes. The CPT Editorial Pa... [ Read More ]
The new CPT codes are for only nonphysician practitioners who cannot report their own evaluation and management EM services. The post New Behavior Assessment Codes for Telehealth appeared first on AAP... [ Read More ]
I have a patient seeing a provider in one of our offices today. Another provider will be logging in remotely to be a part of the visit. How do I bill for this? Both providers are with our practice.... [ Read More ]
We are having an internal battle on what codes you can use for a cardiopulmonary bypass that was done after a valve replacement. The patient was experiencing increased bleeding from the chest tubes wi... [ Read More ]
I have a question regarding the new 2021 E/M guidelines. I am coding and also performing audits by using the Namas audit tool. After all the webinars and workshops I did to prepare for the 2021 change... [ Read More ]
My name is Kara. I recently passed my certification exam in December 2020 and am currently seeking employment in the state of Connecticut. I have no previous experience in coding outside of t... [ Read More ]
If a patient has recently seen a specialist and the provider documents that a medication reconciliation was done, is it appropriate to report code 1111f? I ask because when I have looked this code up... [ Read More ]
Could someone help me with what modifier would be appropriate to use for billing a 90791 to Medicare. The patient is in a Skilled Nursing Facility and was referred out to our office for therapy?... [ Read More ]
I know that ancillary staff can do a good potion of the HPI and it states that the providers just need to review the documentation. Do the providers have to physically put under the part entered by th... [ Read More ]
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For the new time coding: can providers document accounts with E&M codes time ranges without selecting specific time? or they have to document time within the range.... [ Read More ]
For some patients there is a rapid covid testing done inhouse and also sent out for state testing. If the rapid test is result is negative but the state test has positive results how would you code th... [ Read More ]