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2024 CPT code updates for urology

2024 Urology CPT Code Updates: What You Need to Know

The CPT code set for 2024 has recently been released. The modifications discussed below pertain specifically to urology and will become effective on January 1, 2024, across all payers. While pricing and coverage details will be finalized for certain procedure codes, primarily for Medicare, with the release of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in late […]
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How Did the 2021 E&M Guidelines Impact your Coding?

Validating the shift to higher office visit levels and the impact of the 2021 E&M guidelines. Between 2019 and the end of 2021, a lot changed. Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic impact the way in which physicians and hospitals saw patients, but the introduction of the new 2021 Evaluation and Management (E&M) guidelines was […]
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Medical/Legal Impact of 2021 E&M Changes

Without detailed documentation, providers may face an uphill battle in defending themselves from quality audits and even malpractice issues. Up until 2021, at least for the prior two decades, coders and clinicians relied upon the established Evaluation and Management (E&M) guidelines to determine which E&M code was appropriate for each specific encounter. The 1995 guidelines […]
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ICD-10-PCS Codes for Therapeutics

12 new ICD-10-PCS Codes to Identify Therapeutics

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented 12 new ICD-10-PCS codes to allow Medicare and other insurers to identify the use of the therapeutics Remdesivir and Convalescent plasma for treating hospital inpatients with coronavirus (COVID-19). The new codes, effective Aug. 1, are: ICD-10-PCS Code XW013F5 – Introduction of Other New Technology Therapeutic Substance […]
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