Changes in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) are going to be effective on January 1, 2017. It will mark the introduction of the 22nd edition of CPT® code changes, which will see several additions, deletions, and modifications made to the existing list. The updates in the More..
2017 coding updates will see major changes happening in Ob-Gyn coding, which is why it is important that you stay abreast of these changes well in advance. If you are used to count moderate sedation as inclusive to certain ob-gyn procedures such as image-guided fluid More..
On November 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment system and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) quality provisions, policy changes and payment rates final rule with comment period (CMS-1656-FC) for 2017 calendar year (CY). More..
An orthopedic surgeon performing a knee arthroscopy does several procedures. You will certainly need to understand the multiple-scope rule to determine the procedures that you can claim and get paid for. The multiple-scope rule mainly applies to shoulder and knee procedures in the orthopedic practice. More..
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), on October 14, 2016, released the rule that finalizes the parameters of the Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which are collectively known as the Quality Payment Program (QPP). This final rule will implement More..
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) changes are going to come into effect on January 1, 2017. This will mark the introduction of the 22nd edition of CPT code changes that will see several additions, deletions as well as modifications made to the existing list. Many of More..
The AMA has released a preproduction version of CPT® coding updates and changes for 2017. The big news is of course the removal of the circle-with-dot symbol (the “bull’s eye”) from certain codes. The bull’s eye means that the procedure includes the moderate sedation service More..
The growing use of reusable medical devices has led to increased pressure on manufacturers to prove that their reprocessing instructions for use (IFU) are correct. The FDA in their recommendations define “reprocessing as validated processes used to render a medical device, which has been previously More..
The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced the Anesthesia Coding Updates for 2017. The update comprises nearly 140 new codes, with around 40 falling into Category III. It is time that anesthesia coders and offices gear up for these updates and steer their practice in More..