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HCPCS Level II Codes

HCPCS Level II July 2024 code update

The HCPCS Level II quarterly update for July 2024 is now available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. The update includes: 134 added codes 9 discontinued codes 32 codes with long description changes 3 codes with payment changes New HCPCS Level II Codes Effective July 1, 2024, there is one new […]
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8 Chiropractic Billing Tips to Boost Revenue

Chiropractic billing tips: Running a successful chiropractic center involves more than just delivering exceptional patient care. A critical yet often overlooked aspect is ensuring a smooth and efficient billing process. With a constant flow of patients, managing insurance complexities and ever-changing regulations can quickly become overwhelming. 8 key chiropractic billing tips to keep your Revenue […]
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Authorization Denials

Stop Authorization Denials in Tracks

Getting bogged down by authorization denials? You’re not alone. Here, we explore common roadblocks and effective strategies to keep your revenue flowing smoothly. Challenge: Drowning in Last-Minute Authorizations Solution: Divide and Conquer with a Multi-Team Approach Separate teams can tackle present and future authorizations. The “Today” team verifies benefits and identifies authorization needs for upcoming […]
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Significance of Medical Coding Strategies

Medical coding strategies contribute various benefits, counting cost reduction and control, systematic healthcare management, and increased scalability. Compliance with medical coding qualities also promises patients’ data privacy and security and alleviates the threats of audits. In the current healthcare landscape, keeping up financial solidity has become progressively hard due to the shift from fee-for-service to […]
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E-M Codes and Guidelines in 2023

Updates to the E&M Codes and Guidelines in 2023

The E&M categories that will undergo revision in 2023 encompass: Inpatient and observation care services. Consultations – both outpatient and inpatient Emergency department services Nursing facility services Home and residence services Prolonged services Throughout the upcoming months, a dedicated focus will be placed on each E&M category, delving into the revisions and changes in guidelines. […]
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23 New PLA Codes in Q3 of the CY 2022

A quarterly update to the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS), issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Aug. 11, includes 23 new CPT® codes for proprietary laboratory analyses (PLA) tests. Medical coding and billing staff processing claims for lab testing should be aware of these code changes that are effective Oct. […]
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Updates on End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment

CMS issued a proposed rule to update payment rates and policies under the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System for renal dialysis services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries on or after Jan. 1, 2023. Here are four takeaways from the proposed rule: Under the proposed rule, Medicare expects to pay $8.2 billion to approximately 7,800 facilities […]
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Update on Medicare Reimbursement for ESRD facilities

The CY23 End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule would increase Medicare reimbursement rates, among other policy changes. CMS recently proposed the Calendar Year 2023 End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Proposed Rule, which would boost Medicare reimbursement for ESRD facilities and refine a new mandatory value-based purchasing program. The proposed […]
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New Rules Issued for Modifiers 59, XE, XS, XP, and XU

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a policy change modification to the claims processing logic for Modifier 59 Distinct procedural service (and the optional patient-relationship modifiers XE, XS, XP, and XU) on February 15, 2019. These modifiers are only processed when applied to the Column 2 code in a bundled pair, per Correct Coding Initiative […]
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