Optometry CPT Changes

Ophthalmology and Optometry CPT Updates for 2017

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..

Orthopedic CPT Codes

Get your Scopes Right for Orthopedic Billing!

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..

MACRA

Understanding MACRA and its Impact!

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..

Ob-Gyn Codes

2017 Codes Updates for Ob-Gyn

There will be major updates in Ob-Gyn codes for 2017. ICD codes for Ob-Gyn have not been updated since three years; therefore, there are a number of new, revised, and deleted codes. Obstetrics Coding in ICD-10 The obstetric codes for ICD 10 begin with the More..

moderate sedation codes

Are You Ready for 2017 CPT Codes Updates for Ob-Gyn?

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..

Anesthesia Codes Updates

Anesthesia Codes Updates for 2017

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..