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In Billing
May 12th, 2015
By Nancy Clark, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I The Office of Inspector General issued a report indicating that reimbursement is owed to its Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) due to incorrect place of service (POS) coding. During the period from...
May 12th, 2015
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released on April 20 draft recommendations for breast cancer screening. Although imaging technology has advanced quite a bit since the release of their 2009 recommendations, the independent, volunteer ...
In Coding
May 7th, 2015
By Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) group that develops and maintains ICD-10, the Coordination and Maintenance Committee, has been talking about adding an additional section of tables to ICD-10-PCS to...
In CMS
May 6th, 2015
Although often described as “admission codes,” 99221-99223 describe not an “admission to inpatient status,” but an initial evaluation and management of the patient in the hospital. CPT® guidelines, found within the text preceding the Hospital Inpatien...
In Coding
May 6th, 2015
Always document and code to the highest specificity of the diagnosis for the services rendered. The ICD-9-CM Manual describes guidelines for outpatient/office visit diagnosis coding, as follows: Diagnosis and procedure codes are to be used at their ...
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