Tag Archive | "CPT"

Get a Sneak Peek at CPT® 2020 Additions, Deletions, and Revisions

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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With all the excitement about Medicare and AMA plans for E/M in 2021, don’t forget that the CPT® code set will have changes in 2020, too. The official code set will be out soon, but, in the meantime, here are some hints from the AMA about the changes you’ll have to know for Jan. 1. […]

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Smash 3 Myths to Upgrade Your Mammography Coding and Coverage Knowledge

Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Mammography is a common service, but radiology coders need to learn some not-so-common rules. Take your know-how to the next level by getting to the truth about these myths. Myth 1: Mammography Is for Women Only Medicare’s National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Mammograms states that “diagnostic mammography is a radiologic procedure furnished to a man […]

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No More 99201? What’s Coming in 2021 for E/M

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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There’s been a lot of buzz about what Medicare has planned for E/M in 2021. One question all that raises is how it will mesh with AMA CPT® coding rules. Here are some hints from the February 2019 CPT® Editorial Summary of Panel Actions about what is in store for the code descriptors and guidelines. […]

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

Friday, March 15, 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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Black Friday Blog: 2 for 1 With 2019 HCPCS and CPT® News in 1 Post!

Friday, November 23, 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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PICC 2019: Move Point by Point Through Requirements for New and Revised Codes

Thursday, November 8, 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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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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