Tag: HCPCS Coding

Compliance in medical coding

Navigating Regulatory Compliance in Medical Coding for Accurate Billing

Explore the intricacies of codes for a better understanding of regulatory compliance in medical coding. Healthcare billing and documentation are based on medical coding. An accurate representation of the patient’s health journey, appropriate reimbursements, and avoiding potential legal pitfalls are crucial to ensuring accurate representation of the patient’s health journey, not just an administrative formality. […]
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ICD-10-CM Codes Spark Great Interest

Over the past few months, the folks at ICD10monitor have seen an increase in website searches regarding two specific ICD-10-CM codes: U07.1 (COVID-19) and F32.9 (Major depressive disorder, unspecified). Some say that this is a sign of the times, and that may be absolutely true, considering what has gone on in the past four months […]
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Identifying & Addressing Common Medical Billing Errors Pre- & Post-Payment

It is estimated that as high as 80 percent of medical bills contain errors.1 As healthcare costs continue to rise, so too is the need for healthcare payers to reduce overspending resulting from avoidable billing errors and improper claims reimbursement. Given the sheer volume of claims submitted each day, capturing and reconciling discrepancies based off of […]
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CMS To Revamp Coding For New Medical Technology

Dive Brief CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced Thursday the agency will overhaul coding regulations that she argues have hindered beneficiary access to new medical technology. Medical device companies will now be able to apply for a new permanent Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code twice a year, instead of annually. CMS also recently eliminated […]
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HCPCS Level II Drug Codes

21 New HCPCS Level II Codes for April

The new codes include drugs for migraines, to initiate blood-clotting in patients on certain coagulants, chronic and hairy cell leukemia, and folic acid for chemotherapy patients. The home health codes help facilitate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Pioneer ACO initiative. New HCPCS Level II Codes […]
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Medical Coding Services, ICD-10 Coding Services, CPT Coding Services

CPT 2020 and CPT 2021: Catch a Glimpse

A summary of the CPT® Editorial Panel’s actions during its February 2019 meeting offers us a glimpse of changes to come for the CPT 2020 and 2021. Perhaps the biggest news are approved revisions to office and outpatient E/M codes 99201-99215, scheduled for 2021 implementation, covered here. Other Approved Changes For 2021 Include: Significant revision to […]
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