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3 Can’t-Miss Reasons to Read the Radiology CPT® Coding Guidelines

15. March 2019

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Supervision and interpretation, contrast, and images — these are all terms you need to know for radiology CPT® coding. The 70000 Radiology section guidelines are a good place to start for authoritative information. Helpful: If you use a paper CPT® manual, you are likely to find the Radiology section guidelines directly preceding the first 70000 […]

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Look Ahead to These 3 Trends for April 2019 CCI Updates

4. March 2019

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Think Medicare’s April CCI updates are small potatoes? You may reevaluate that stance when you learn there are more than 11,000 additions planned for April 1, 2019. To help make it manageable, watch the three areas below. Our focus: The topic here is Medicare practitioner procedure-to-procedure (PTP) Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits that will be […]

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Do You Know About Medicare Add-On Code Edits? You Should!

11. February 2019

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Pairing an add-on code with an appropriate primary code is a key factor in bringing in that extra add-on reimbursement. The CPT® manual often provides a listing of appropriate primary codes for an add-on code, but not always. In those cases, you may find answers in Medicare’s Add-On Code Edits, our topic for today. Know […]

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Black Friday Blog: 2 for 1 With 2019 HCPCS and CPT® News in 1 Post!

23. November 2018

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Does coding news get you super-excited, even on Black Friday? Well HCPCS 2019 is out for review, and CPT® 2019 already has errata posted. So here’s some news you can use for both code sets … when you get back to your regular work schedule after the holiday! Filter Through HCPCS Updates With These Areas […]

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3 Easy Steps to Finding the Right E/M Level Using an E/M Calculator

15. November 2018

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Have you checked out our free, new E/M Calculator yet? Using it is straightforward, but having a guide can be handy when a tool is new. Here’s how it works. 1. Access the E/M Calculator If you’re going to use a tool, the first step is to get to it! If you aren’t a subscriber […]

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PICC 2019: Move Point by Point Through Requirements for New and Revised Codes

8. November 2018

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What’s the word to know for CPT® 2019 PICC updates? Imaging! Make sure your documentation and coding are ready to handle these three revisions and two additions for peripherally inserted central venous catheters, effective Jan. 1, 2019. A tip for coding history buffs: The AMA CPT® Editorial Panel discussed these changes as far back as […]

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Time for a Halloween Coding Fright-Fest!

23. October 2018

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We’ve had some fun in the past with Halloween-themed codes, but there are still a few left, especially if we throw some ICD-11 into the witchy brew. Here’s a quick quiz to get you in the spooky spirit. How to Treat Problematic Arachnid Blood Vessels Stephen Spider comes into the office complaining about some veins […]

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On the Cutting Edge? Check Out These ‘Remote’ CPT® 2019 Additions With MPFS Tips

17. October 2018

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The CPT® 2019 code set is adding to your options for remote services. Here’s a rundown of the changes you can expect for certain remote monitoring services as well as EHR consultative time. Turn to 9945X for Remote Physiologic Monitoring The new code set will add codes for remote physiologic monitoring (like weight, BP, pulse […]

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Don’t Let These Deleted CPT® Codes Sink Your 2019 Claims

8. October 2018

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For claims to succeed, you can’t use deleted CPT® codes. There’s no getting around it. So give your claims their best chance in 2019 by making sure these deleted codes don’t land on your claims. And of course: You need to know the new codes (see blog post overviews Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) […]

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Dive Deeper Into CPT® 2019 Updates With a Focus on Revised Descriptors

21. September 2018

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You learned about CPT® 2019 additions in our overview series with Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. But what about revisions? We covered some of those in relation to additions, but here are some more updates that may affect you when the changes are effective Jan. 1, 2019. (These are highlights, not a complete […]

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