Coding

Coding

By Brad Ericson
In CMS
Oct 22nd, 2014
2089 Views
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released six new HCPCS Level II G codes, five of which became effective Oct. 1. The codes helps track federal quality health center (FQHC) visits. FQHCs are paid an all-inclusive rate per visit fo...
By Brad Ericson
In Billing
Oct 17th, 2014
9314 Views
CPT® 2015 includes nearly 550 new, changed, and deleted codes, as well as added and revised guidelines, parenthetical comments, and terminology. The changes will especially affect family practice, internal medicine, cardiovascular, gastrology, patholo...
By Renee Dustman
In Billing
Oct 17th, 2014
788 Views
Modifier 50 Bilateral procedure can sometimes cause confusion because of the seemingly redundant anatomical modifiers RT (right) and LT (left). Although these modifiers may seem interchangeable, they are not. Bilateral surgery is defined as a procedur...
By Brad Ericson
In CMS
Oct 16th, 2014
389 Views
The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) called on Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to communicate the need to implement ICD-10 to the United States Congress after stakeholders expressed frustration at the grou...
By John Verhovshek
In Coding
Oct 15th, 2014
465 Views
Question: Is 36000 appropriate to report venous blood draw by butterfly catheter to obtain a lab specimen? Answer: According to the AMA’s CPT® Assistant (December 2008; volume 18: issue 12), the correct code in this case is not 36000, but 36415: Code ...
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