Tag: Medical Coding Updates


Proposed IPPS/LTCH Payment Update for FY2024

The agency proposes to strengthen the ties that bind payments to quality data reporting. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued, April 10, the Inpatient Prospective Payment System/Long-Term Care Hospital (IPPS/LTCH) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2024. If finalized as written, inpatient hospitals and LTCHs that do not successfully report quality data […]
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New Codes on Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for 6 to 11 years

The American Medical Association (AMA) has created three new CPT® codes to report the administration of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for patients 6 through 11 years. The new codes are effective June 17, 2022. Note These New Moderna Admin Codes For children ages 6 through 11 years, report the Moderna vaccine with existing CPT® code […]
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2023 Update to Diagnosis Codes Is Substantial

Exactly 1,468 new diagnosis codes will be added to the ICD-10-CM code set for fiscal year (FY) 2023. Moreover, 251 codes will be deleted, 35 code descriptors will be revised, and 36 codes will be converted to parent codes. The changes go into effect Oct. 1. Review the Latest Files The diagnosis code files and […]
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2022 care management services codes to know

Question: Can you please tell us what the new codes are for principal care management and chronic care management? Answer: There are three new codes in the care management section of the CPT codebook. Care Management Services Principal Care Management Services New CPT codes have been added in 2022 to describe “Principal Care Management Services.” […]
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Hundreds of new inpatient procedure codes finalized for fy 2023

Hundreds of new inpatient procedure codes finalized for fy 2023

CMS finalized the fiscal year (FY) 2023 inpatient procedure code set along with accompanying guidelines. KEY TAKEAWAYS331 new procedure codes will become effective October 1.The middle revenue cycle will need to be updated on recent coding changes that will affect hospital reimbursement. The FY 2023 ICD-10-PCS procedure code set and the ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for […]
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New Procedure Codes Coming This Fall

Look for them at a hospital near you. The ICD-10-PCS update for fiscal year 2023 is now available. To prevent coding errors that result in claim denials, inpatient coders should download the code files and familiarize themselves with the changes to inpatient coding that go into effect Oct. 1. The fiscal year (FY) 2023 ICD-10-PCS […]
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Don’t Overlook These New PLA Codes

A quarterly update for the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS), issued May 4, includes nine new CPT® codes for proprietary laboratory analyses (PLAs). Medical coding and billing staff that process claims for lab testing should be aware of these codes and pricing. 9 New PLA Codes The following PLA (type of service 5) codes are […]
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AMA announces CPT update for COVID-19 booster candidates

The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced an editorial update to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), the nation’s leading medical terminology code set for describing health care procedures and services, that includes newly assigned provisional CPT codes for COVID-19 booster candidates from Pfizer and Sanofi-GlaxoSmithKline. The Pfizer booster candidate is proposed for use in children ages […]
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Confirm Dosage for New COVID-19 Booster

NDCs will help you determine when to use 0094A and 91309. If you’ve been waiting for news on Moderna’s booster dose-specific COVID-19 vaccine for adults, check this out: The Food and Drug Association (FDA) revised the emergency use authorization (EUA) to include this booster as of March 29, 2022. Assign 0094A, 91309 for Booster Dose […]
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