Tag: Medical code updates.

New ICD-10-CM codes Update for 2024

A Guide to the New ICD-10-CM Codes for 2024

The volatility brought about by the COVID pandemic has gradually transitioned towards a semblance of stability in the coding landscape. Particularly noteworthy is CMS’s unexpected revelation of the smallest count of codes in recent times. A sum of 395 new billable codes has been incorporated for the year 2024, accompanied by 25 removals and 13 […]
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Use 0074A for COVID-19 Pediatric Booster

Limit this code to administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. On May 17, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to authorize the use of a booster dose for patients 5 through 11 years of age. The CPT® code to report administration of this […]
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AMA Updates CPT Codes for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

The organization released new CPT codes for Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine once FDA grants emergency use authorization for children between six months and five years of age. The American Medical Association (AMA) has updated the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set to include a new code for administering pediatric doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in […]
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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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Learn More About 2022 HCPCS Level II Code Changes

In first-quarter 2022, the HCPCS Level II code set will get a refresh with several new, revised, and deleted codes. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), there are: 155 new codes, 63 revised codes, and 48 deleted codes. Medical coders and billers: Familiarize yourself now with these code changes so you’re […]
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Reporting COVID-19 Vaccination Status in 2022

Three new diagnosis codes for reporting COVID-19 vaccination status will go into effect April 1, 2022. The codes were presented by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Sept. 14-15, ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting, so they are not listed in the 2022 ICD-10-CM code book. The new ICD-10-CM codes for reporting […]
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2021 E/M Changes: Are You Coding Unique Tests Properly?

Review the AMA’s updated definition of what constitutes a unique test. Many coders are asking the question, “What is a unique test?” As always, we must first turn to the guidelines to see how “test” is defined. In the original published guidelines, the American Medical Association (AMA) stated: “Tests are imaging, laboratory, psychometric, or physiologic […]
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CMS Updates Medicare Part B Drug Prices

Retroactive code pricing updates may require claims lookback. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a retroactive update to the April Average Sales Price (ASP) pricing file for three Medicare Part B drugs. Also now available are the July ASP and Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) pricing files and the ASP NDC HCPCS […]
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