Coding

Coding

In Coding
Apr 6th, 2015
By Brenda Edwards, CPC,CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC I hope many of you were able to attend HEALTHCON in Las Vegas last week; what a whirlwind four days! Many excellent topics were covered, including coding, billing, auditing, compliance, practice manag...
Apr 2nd, 2015
The scheduled release of modifications to the HCPCS Level II code set are available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ HCPCS Quarterly Update web page. Here’s the list of C codes included in the April update. HCPCS Code ...
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2015
Patients with a previously implanted ventricular assist device (VAD) require periodic interrogation of the device, as reported with 93750 Interrogation of ventricular assist device (VAD), in person, with physician analysis of device parameters (e.g. d...
In Billing
Apr 1st, 2015
Add-on codes describe procedures or services that are always provided “in addition to” other, related services or procedures. A persistent problem with add-on codes is identifying which code(s) may be reported as primary with a particular add-on. The ...
In Billing
Apr 1st, 2015
Medical direction rules apply when an anesthesiologist works with one to four other qualified providers in overlapping cases. The American Society of Anesthesiologists and Medicare have agreed on seven elements that the anesthesiologist must persona...
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