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Make the CCI Manual Your Go-To Guide for Shoulder Arthroscopy With Debridement

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Before you code debridement with shoulder arthroscopy, make sure you know what the Medicare Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) manual has to say. You’ll find the highlights here to help you get started. Where to look: You’ll find these instructions in chapter IV, section E, of the Medicare CCI manual. Same Shoulder? Stick to the Basic […]

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Look Ahead to These 3 Trends for April 2019 CCI Updates

Monday, March 4, 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!

Monday, February 11, 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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Know When CCI Manual Says to Use Bone Marrow Code 38222

Monday, March 19, 2018

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The addition of diagnostic bone marrow and biopsy code 38222 in the CPT® 2018 code set simplified coding in some ways (multiple procedures in one code), but there are still questions to be answered about how to handle specific scenarios. In case you missed it, the 2018 Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) manual answered some of […]

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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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CCI 2017 Manual Provides Shoulder Arthroscopy Answers You’ve Been Waiting For

Friday, November 18, 2016

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You know you’re a coder when news that the new Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) manual is out makes you a little giddy. (There’s a good chance I said the same thing about CPT® 2017 when it came out.) I’ve been watching for the CCI manual update ever since the deletion of certain shoulder arthroscopy edits […]

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Get Reimbursed for Anesthesiologist Postoperative Pain Management

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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When a surgeon asks your anesthesiologist to perform a nerve block postoperatively for pain control, some tricky coding issues could keep you from obtaining full reimbursement for this otherwise separate service. When Can Anesthesiologists Bill Separately for Postop Pain Management? According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), you can bill for a separate postoperative […]

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