The 2016 coding updates brought in some rather surprising modifications, and 2017 is going to be no different. A number of codes and revisions in guidelines are going to be introduced in the upcoming year. These new codes, as always, have been created because of More..
Those who are associated with the pharmaceutical industry will know and understand the essence and necessity of a cleanroom facility. In layman’s terms, a typical urban space can contain as many as 35 million particles per cubic meter, with diameter sizes of 0.5µm or larger. More..
2017 is going to see a number of new codes and guideline revisions, which includes Cardiology’s Catheter Ablation Coding. Similar to past years, these new codes have been prepared due to changes in 2017 Electrophysiological Coding Documentation. New codes will be introduced, that aren’t currently More..
New realities have presented the medical device manufacturers with favorable circumstances and some challenges. Medical devices are more integrated into outpatient, inpatient, and home care. Medical device design and manufacturing have been evolving with technological advances. However, an increase in modern health reforms has increased More..
Cardiac catheterization has a number of uses, from diagnosing coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, to angina (chest pain), congestive heart failure and certain congenital heart conditions. Cardiac catheterization involves the insertion of a small, flexible tube (catheter) in a blood vessel in the patient’s More..
For coders involved in urology coding, it’s imperative to know specific modifier changes in 2017. The risk of not being up-to-date would be denials, slashed reimbursement, and fraud charges while filing claims. As of late, the office of the Inspector General (OIG), in its analysis More..
The treatment of urinary stone disease is an everyday event for most urological practices. Recent changes in diagnoses with the new ICD-10 code set, new treatment clinical scenarios and changes in billing polices for both Medicare and commercial carriers make coding for these services confusing More..
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released at set of Frequently Asked Questions about billing the Advance Care Planning Services under the Physician Fee Schedule. This helpful article provides guidance on some of the intricate details of CPT codes in the ED More..
There are a numerous changes to urology CPT® coding and ICD-10 post Oct 1, 2016 and in 2017. One of the significant changes is in the coding updates for prostate conditions. There are also a significant number of changes in infection and inflammatory reaction choices. More..
With robotic-assistance, laparoscopic surgeons obtain technical advantages that include visual enhancements, dexterity and ergonomics. At first, customers may think they need a new code to report a laparoscopic procedure completed with robotic-assistance, however the fact is that they do not. The American Medical Association (AMA) More..