Gynecological Surgery physicians’ offices must have an in-depth knowledge of GYN surgical coding and billing guidance. Often gynecological coding involves the usage of “unlisted” codes for difficult or “outside the box” surgical techniques that do not have a current CPT® code. Correct coding knowledge, as More..
October 1, 2016 marks the end of the one year grace period for post payment reviews related to ICD-10 specificity. That means your ICD-10 coding needs to be accurate enough to stand up to CMS scrutiny. Widespread use of unspecified codes could cause claim rejections More..
The AMA recently released pre-production information about the likely changes to CPT® 2017. At this juncture, it appears like this update will comprise of approximately 140 new codes, with around 40 of those falling into Category III. Specific information is not available at this point, More..
Gynecological Surgery physicians’ offices must have an in-depth knowledge of surgical coding and billing guidance. Often gynecological coding involves the usage of “unlisted” codes for difficult or “outside the box” surgical techniques that do not have a current CPT® code. Correct coding knowledge, as well More..
There are a number of urology CPT® coding and ICD-10 changes post Oct 1, 2016 and in 2017. One of the important changes is in the coding updates for prostate conditions. There are also numerous changes in infection and inflammatory reaction choices. Time is running More..
This Oct. 1, the health care industry will see the largest update to ICD-10 post the five-year code freeze. It is important to review the updated addenda to ensure you have all the code changes in your fingertips. Following are some examples of how to More..
Orthopedic coders may be right in claiming that they were particularly hit hard by ICD-10. In 2015, around 200 codes were introduced by ICD-10 to replace 714.0 (Rheumatoid arthritis). At that time, orthopedic coders earned some time before starting on with seven different seventh character More..
Arthroscopy is a less invasive method where an endoscope is placed inside the joint to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. With the advancement of technology, procedures earlier performed by large incisions are now performed arthroscopically. Over the past few years in order to make room More..
It is generally perceived that dealing with WC (Workman’s Comp) patients requires extra paperwork, delayed payments as well as keeping oneself updated with the latest State and Federal regulations. For those who may have some apprehensions about the term “Workers Compensation”, it signifies a specific More..
There are numerous ICD-10 code changes for 2017 pertinent to Otolaryngologist. The CMS has released a preliminary report with new, revised, and deleted codes, with the final version expected later this summer. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect once the changes are More..