Tag: Evaluation and Management Codes

CPT 2024 Coding Updates

CPT 2024 Coding Changes Impacting General Surgery and Specialties

The American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Phrasing (CPT)* code set is overhauled every year. This year, numerous of the upgrades are time-based codes, which may influence when they may be detailed. This article depicts CPT 2024 Coding Updates that are pertinent to common surgery and related specialties. Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy in CPT 2024 Coding […]
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CMS Final Rule 2023: Impact on Physician Reimbursement and Healthcare Facilities

Despite the American Medical Association’s (AMA) strong protests regarding a 26 percent decrease in physician reimbursement from 2001 to 2023, it seems that these objections have not been heeded. On November 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced their final policy changes, which include significant reductions in reimbursement for the upcoming year. […]
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Medical Coding Automation

How Medical Coding Automation Enhances Primary Care Practices

Physicians are currently facing challenging times. The existing shortage of doctors, compounded by the pandemic, has exacerbated the patient-to-physician ratio. With an increase in patients, there’s a corresponding surge in administrative tasks for doctors. Consequently, this diminishes the time available for patient care and heightens stress levels among physicians. Furthermore, this situation often leads to […]
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AMGA Pushes Congress to Prevent 10% Medicare Payment Cut

The industry group urged lawmakers to stop proposed cuts to Medicare payment for physicians as outlined in recent legislation and regulation. Medical groups are urging Congress to prevent significant cuts to Medicare payment that could be triggered by recent spending bills and a proposed rule from CMS. In a letter to Congressional leaders, AMGA (American […]
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Physician Groups Say Changes to Medicare Payment are Key for Primary Care

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and other physician groups have written a letter to congressional leaders urging the implementation of essential changes to Medicare payments set to take effect Jan. 1. According to a news release, the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2021 includes changes to Medicare payments for office visits and related evaluation and […]
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New Coding Rules for 2021

New 2021 Coding Rules Q: Do the new 2021 coding rules for office visits apply to all payers or just Medicare and Medicaid? Also, are these rules just for office visits, or can we use them for hospital visits, nursing home services, and home visits? A: The changes to the documentation requirements are for codes […]
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Evaluation and Management Codes…Why Bother?

Denials and how to not get discouraged with evaluation and management codes, and how to appeal There Is Little More Frustrating To Chiropractors And Billers Than Evaluation And Management Codes: While the service is required both clinically and documentation-wise, it is being bundled more and more often by third-party payers. If both the chiropractic manipulative […]
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