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How Did the 2021 E&M Guidelines Impact your Coding?

Validating the shift to higher office visit levels and the impact of the 2021 E&M guidelines. Between 2019 and the end of 2021, a lot changed. Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic impact the way in which physicians and hospitals saw patients, but the introduction of the new 2021 Evaluation and Management (E&M) guidelines was […]
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Selecting the Principal Diagnosis Lies at the Heart of Inpatient Coding

The heart of the principal diagnosis selection is pivotal to accuracy and compliance. Since February is known as “National Heart Month,” a discussion on the heart of inpatient coding is appropriate, that being the “principal diagnosis.” When learning inpatient coding, a large amount of time is spent on understanding the guidelines, conventions, and application of […]
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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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CPT Code for Third Dose of Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Added

AMA updated the CPT code for the third dose of Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine on the heels of the FDA’s recently expanded emergency use authorization. The American Medical Association (AMA) announced a Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set update to include a code for administering a third dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in children 5 […]
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Get Caught Up on Coding and Billing News

New COVID-19 vaccine status codes, changes and corrections to the 2022 CPT code set, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) payment changes, and prior authorization code list changes — that’s what’s on the agenda this month. Read all about it! 3 New Codes Improve COVID-19 Vaccination Status An April 1, 2022, update to the 2022 ICD-10-CM […]
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