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

Wednesday, October 17, 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

Monday, October 8, 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

Friday, September 21, 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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3 Helpful Hints for Better Subsequent Hospital Care E/M Coding

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Subsequent hospital care E/M codes 99231-99233 have some oddities that can trip you up if you don’t use these codes often (and even if you do). Improve your E/M coding accuracy by keeping these three pointers in mind. 1. Look for 2 of 3 With Interval History Option The descriptors for 99231, 99232, and 99233 […]

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Finish Your CPT® 2019 Overview With Lab to E/M: Part 3

Friday, September 14, 2018

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  We’re in the home stretch of our first look at CPT® 2019! Let’s finish strong. Here’s Part 3, the last post in our series on new five-digit Category I CPT® 2019 codes. Don’t forget: Part 1 covers FNA to cardiovascular surgery, and Part 2 covers lymph node biopsy to breast MRI. This is just […]

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New CPT® 2019 Codes From Biopsy to Breast MRI! Part 2

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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CPT® 2019 has so many additions coming, we couldn’t fit them all in one post. Here is the overview of the next bunch so you can start forming your update plans and not miss a beat when you start using the new codes. Reminders: Part 1 covers FNA to cardiovascular surgery. This series of posts […]

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Jumpstart CPT® 2019 Radiology Prep With Editorial Panel Sneak Peek

Monday, August 27, 2018

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CPT® 2019 radiology codes will be available for review soon, but you can get hints of what’s to come if you know where to look. The CPT® Editorial Panel’s summary documents give a glimpse of what’s been proposed and what’s been accepted, and the ACR has helped narrow the list to those most important to […]

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35 Category III Code Updates Announced! Get to Know Them Fast

Thursday, July 5, 2018

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Four new Category III codes were effective July 1, 2018. But that’s just a warmup to the 35 changes planned for Jan. 1, 2019. Check this summary to see where you need to focus for updates. Remember: The final list of codes may change before implementation, so be sure you use the final, correct list […]

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Start Using These 7 PLA Oncology Codes on July 1, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

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We’ve been on a roll with coding updates lately, so let’s keep that momentum going! The July 2018 updates are bringing changes for Proprietary Laboratory Analyses (PLA) CPT® codes. The codes won’t be published in the printed manual until 2019, but the updates are effective July 1, 2018. Seven of the 17 new codes are […]

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Don’t Miss a Single Cognitive Care Planning Code 99483 Requirement! Take Them One at a Time

Friday, March 23, 2018

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One of the most significant changes for family medicine in 2018 is the switch from HCPCS to CPT® for behavioral health integration (BHI) and care management. In this post, we’ll check out new cognitive assessment code 99483, which not only replaced G0505, but also added 160 words to the descriptor! Walk Through the New Code […]

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