Tag: HCPCS Codes


New Coding Classifications for 2023

Update your facility-specific guidelines accordingly for 2023. Although the new calendar year is not the beginning of the federal fiscal year, there are coding classifications and terminologies that changed on Jan. 1, 2023. Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) and Healthcare Current Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) have releases that went out on Jan. 1. There are also […]
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The 2023 Telehealth Service Codes Physicians Need to Know

Medicare Telehealth Services for 2023, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is adding new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes to the list of Medicare telehealth services, specifically the following HCPCS codes. Prolonged Service Codes G0316: Prolonged hospital inpatient or observation care evaluation and management service(s) beyond the total time for the primary […]
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2023 MPFS and Quality Payment Program Final Rule Released

The conversion factor is down but certain public health emergency flexibilities will continue. The 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Quality Payment Program final rule, released Nov. 1, allows Part B physician payment for behavioral healthcare, cancer screening, and dental care. But while the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues its focus […]
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Preventive Medicine Versus E&M Codes

Choosing a proper office visit code can become confusing unless one understands the rules separating preventive medicine and evaluation and management (E&M) coding. Problem-oriented E&M services, office, and other outpatient visit codes 99202-99215 (along with hospital, observation, and consultative encounters) are for patients who present with signs, symptoms, conditions, diagnoses and/or problems that need to […]
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New codes in 2022 for principal care and chronic care management services

There are three new codes in the care management section of the CPT codebook, covering principal care management and chronic care management services. Here’s what physicians need to know about them. Principal Care Management Services New CPT codes have been added in 2022 to describe “Principal Care Management Services.” These codes are like chronic care […]
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