Tag: Medical Coding Updates

2024 CPT code updates for urology

2024 Urology CPT Code Updates: What You Need to Know

The CPT code set for 2024 has recently been released. The modifications discussed below pertain specifically to urology and will become effective on January 1, 2024, across all payers. While pricing and coverage details will be finalized for certain procedure codes, primarily for Medicare, with the release of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in late […]
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Comprehensive Guide to CPT® 2024 Updates: New Codes, Revisions, and Effective Dates

Curious about the upcoming procedure codes for the new year? Your curiosity ends here! The CPT® 2024 update will incorporate 153 fresh codes dispersed throughout the code book. These additions encompass various sections such as Evaluation and Management, several Surgery subsections (including Musculoskeletal System, Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Urinary System, Female Genital System, and Nervous […]
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AMA Unveils 2024 CPT Codes

The revised code set now features descriptions of procedures and services in Spanish for the first time. The American Medical Association’s 2024 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set, revealed today, encompasses various noteworthy features. These include consolidated codes for reporting ongoing COVID-19 immunizations, provisional codes for upcoming monovalent vaccines, and codes for Respiratory Syncytial Virus […]
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Upcoming Changes in COVID-19 Vaccine Coding

COVID-19 Vaccine Coding Updates: What You Need to Know

An Oncoming Wave of 70+ Coding Revisions Is Approaching. Starting from November 1st, the American Medical Association is eliminating nearly all of the COVID-19 vaccine-related CPT® codes that were developed over the past several years. Instead, there will be a more concise set of product codes and a solitary administration code to replace them. What […]
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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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5 Trends That Will Shape Medical Coding in 2023

5 Trends That Will Shape Medical Coding in 2023

In the world of healthcare, medical coding plays a crucial role in ensuring accurate billing and reimbursement for services provided to patients. As we look ahead to 2023, there are several trends that are expected to shape the landscape of medical coding. Here are five of the most significant trends to watch for: 1. Increased […]
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New and Updated HCPCS Codes for July 2023

Newly introduced as of July 1, 2023, are updated CPT® codes detailed in MLN Matters 13210, issued on June 13. Accompanying this, a supplementary document, Change Request 13210, offers more comprehensive insights. Included in the fresh set of codes are those related to COVID vaccination and its administration. Specifically, 0174A pertains to administering the Pfizer-BioNTech […]
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New ICD-11 Codes

The New ICD-11 Codes: What You Need to Know

 In the ever-evolving field of healthcare, accurate diagnosis and effective treatment depend on a universal coding system that provides a common language for medical professionals worldwide. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) serves as the backbone of this system, and with the recent transition to ICD-11, a new era of coding has begun. In this […]
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SDoH Coding

Revisiting New Adjustments to SDoH Coding

In the 2024 ICD-10-CM, there are noteworthy changes to the SDoH codes Z55-Z65 that are worth mentioning. Instead of discussing minor formatting and grammatical adjustments made by CMS, I will concentrate on the significant changes. Here are the updates.    ● Under the category of problems related to social environment (Z60.8), the ICD-10-CM now includes more […]
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ICD-10-PCS Codes and Guidelines

Latest ICD-10-PCS Codes and Guidelines for FY 2024

The latest ICD-10-PCS codes and guidelines for the fiscal year 2024 have been unveiled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). With a net growth of 73 codes, the total count of inpatient procedure codes has reached 78,603. Notably, the New Technology Section has experienced the largest surge, introducing 40 new codes. The […]
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