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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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