Tag: HCPCS Level II Codes


Differences: Preventive vs. Office Visits in Medical Coding & Billing

Preventive Services Vs Office Visits: It is important to note that Medicare does not cover preventive services in the same manner as commercial payers. Therefore, it is important to know the patient’s policy and insurance coverage. Table A shows a breakdown of the coverage parameters. Understanding the distinction between Preventive Services Vs Office Visits is […]
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Medicare ASC Payment System 2024 Update

Medicare ASC Payment System 2024 Update: New HCPCS Codes & Changes

Medicare payment systems undergo many updates at the beginning of the new year. In the January 2024 update to the ASC Payment System, there are new HCPCS Level II codes for the following ambulatory surgical centers, dentist offices, and durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers: Payments can be passed through covered devices Radiation therapy guided by […]
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HCPCS Level II Code Update for January 2024

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented its proposal to introduce codes for the collection of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). The latest update for the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II, applicable from January 2024, is now accessible on the CMS website. This update comprises significant alterations, including the […]
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Updated HCPCS Coding Guidelines

Guide to the Latest HCPCS Level II Codes

A retroactive effective date of April 1 has been assigned to a newly introduced code. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the results of its review cycle for drug and biological HCPCS Level II codes in the first quarter of 2023. Out of the 36 applications received, 23 have been approved […]
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Learn About OPPS Changes in July Update

Please be mindful that several coding and billing alterations pertaining to outpatient claims have been backdated to either April or January. Numerous modifications to Medicare’s Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) in the July update closely mirror those in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) update for the same quarter. These include the introduction of […]
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CMS Updates HCPCS Level II for Q2

Medical Coding Updates and Insights Unveiled Effective April 1, 2022, the HCPCS Level II code set, which is employed to record medical services and provisions, will encompass the integration of 37 novel codes. Furthermore, the second quarter revision encompasses the elimination of five codes and a refinement of the description for one modifier. Lay Terms […]
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Key Factors When Coding Drug Screenings

Dodge denials for drug testing by knowing which details demand attention. How often do you experience denials when it comes to your definitive drug testing? If the answer is often, this article may provide some answers to why that might be happening. Many payer policies have very clear guidelines, both medical and reimbursement, that dictate […]
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COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Billing Update

Ever since a public health emergency (PHE) for COVID-19 was declared on Jan. 27, 2020, there has been several new HCPCS Level II codes created for monoclonal antibody (mAb) products and administration. As confusing as all these new codes and billing requirements have been, nothing has caused as much trouble as the latest change for […]
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The Medical Coding News in November

Take 5 to read up on recent coding and billing news. There are plenty of coding updates in November, including those made to certain Medicare policies. Payment thresholds for physical, occupational, and speech-language pathology are also posted for the 2022 calendar year, as are Medicare cost sharing amounts. And HCPCS Level II code set updates […]
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