Tag Archive | "MPFS"

Will You Benefit From These MPFS Quarterly Update Changes?

Friday, September 8, 2017

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Keeping up with quarterly Medicare Physician Fee Schedule updates can be tough. One reason is that sometimes the changes are implemented on one date and effective in the past. Confused? Examples can help with that. The changes below have an implementation date of Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, as part of the October quarterly MPFS update. […]

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Here’s What’s New in Q2 for CCI, MPFS, and HCPCS

Monday, March 27, 2017

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It’s almost April! In addition to a potential end to the yellow pine pollen covering every surface outside my home (yours, too?), April means second quarter updates to Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits, fee schedules, and HCPCS. Ready for some highlights? Let’s go! CCI for Moderate Sedation Goes Retro If you read this blog regularly, […]

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Lucky Number 3! Don’t Miss This $33 Increase for Intubation Code 31500

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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The 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule estimated a 0 percent impact on total allowed charges for emergency medicine this year. But did you catch the nice boost for 31500 (Intubation, endotracheal, emergency procedure)? Here are the details on that change for those of you who enjoy a nice fee schedule adventure. Catching […]

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8 Great Ways to Keep Your 2017 Coding On Target

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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Hello, 2017! The year we’ve been talking about for so long is finally here. Try these eight helpful hints to keep your claims clean and on track from the start. 1. Post Major CPT® Updates Front and Center Long-time coders may remember the days when Medicare offered a 90-day grace period to adjust to new […]

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Quick Q&A to Take Multiple Scope Know-How Up a Notch

Friday, December 30, 2016

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Happy New Year! We’ve made it to the last SuperCoder blog post for 2016, and what a year it’s been. Sometimes after a whirlwind of chaos, it’s good to get back to the fundamentals. With that in mind, today we’re looking at some simple tips for the next time you’re dealing with the multiple scope […]

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Clean Up Your Cardiovascular Stress Test Coding With MPFS Insights

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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Depending on your sense of humor, focusing on the topic of stress tests during the last two crazy weeks of the year might just make you smile. Or groan. Either way, if you code cardiovascular stress tests, you may find some useful hints in today’s post. Start With Stress Test Codes 93015-93018 Codes 93015-93018 are […]

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5 Fast Facts From the 2017 MPFS Final Rule

Friday, December 9, 2016

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Digesting the hundreds of pages in the MPFS 2017 Final Rule is best done in small bites. Here are five tidbits to get you started. 1. The Conversion Factor Goes Up a Little The 2017 conversion factor is just a bit bigger than the 2016 conversion factor: 2016: 35.8043 2017: 35.8887. Read about it: You’ll […]

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Rule Change: If You’ve Never Reported Moderate Sedation Before, Read This

Friday, October 14, 2016

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It’s time to start adjusting your brain to the new reality about moderate sedation coding. For years, you’ve trained yourself to not report your provider’s moderate sedation separately when CPT® marked the procedure code with a circle with a center dot symbol and listed the code in Appendix G. But the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee […]

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Q&A to Decode the OPPS 2017 Proposed Rule Site Neutral Payments Provision

Monday, October 10, 2016

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Off-campus outpatient departments have an eye on CMS’s Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) changes for 2017. You can review highlights of the proposed rule here”, and you’ll see that one of the more interesting proposals has to do with who isn’t invited to the OPPS party under the site neutral payments provision. Section 603 […]

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