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CMS says Codes are on the Move!

October 21, 2019 - By Chris Woolstenhulme
Have you noticed your LCDs are missing something? CMS is moving codes out of LCDs and into Billing and Coding Articles. MACs began moving ICD-10-CM, CPT/HCPCS, Bill Type, and Revenue codes in January 2019, and will continue through January 2020. Therefore, if there is an LCD with its... Read More

2020 Official ICD-10-CM Coding Guideline Changes Are Here!

October 07, 2019 - By Wyn Staheli
It’s that time of year for offices to get ready for the ICD-10-CM code revisions. As part of that process, it’s also good to know what is going on with the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. In the examples listed below, strikeout text is deleted and highlighted... Read More

ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Diagnosis and Procedure Code Changes

October 02, 2019
View them here!ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Changes ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code Changes... Read More

UCR Fees are Available on DRGs- Check it Out!

September 24, 2019 - By Brittney Murdock
Find-A-Code Announces: UCR Fees are Available on DRGs!   Check out the information page on any DRG! Look up DRGs by going to the list of DRG codes found under the Codes tab at the top of the page, or simply type in the desired DRG by using the search bar... Read More

E-Health is a Big Deal in 2020

September 16, 2019 - By Chris Woolstenhulme
The new 2020 CPT codes are on the way! We are going to see 248 new codes, 71 deletions, and 75 revisions. Health monitoring and e-visits are getting a lot of attention; 6 new codes play a vital part in patients taking part in their care from their own home. New patient-initiated online di... Read More

Understanding Payment Indicators

August 20, 2019 - By Chris Woolstenhulme
Understanding how payment works with Medicare payment indicators and the impact a modifier has on payment is vital to pricing. Even if you are not billing Medicare, most carriers follow Medicare's policies for participating and non-participating rules.  Here is an article from Regence ... Read More

Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)

August 13, 2019 - By Chris Woolstenhulme
Level II Coding Procedures called HCPCS or Level II codes. There are three main code sets and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) is the third most common code set used. They are often called Level II codes and are used to report non-physician products, supplies, and pro... Read More

CMS Proposes to Reverse E/M Stance to Align with AMA Revisions

August 13, 2019 - By Wyn Staheli
CMS Proposes to Reverse E/M Stance to Align with AMA Revisions By:  Wyn Staheli, Director of ResearchPublished:  August 6th, 2019 On July 29, 2019, CMS released their proposed rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2020. Last year’s final rule “finalized the assig... Read More

Are These Problems Hurting Your Practice?

July 22, 2019 - By Wyn Staheli
No single article could possibly cover all the possible problems that could be encountered in your practice. However, it’s always a good idea to pay attention to problems that others are encountering to try and keep them from happening to you. The skills that make an individual a good prov... Read More

The Importance of Medical Necessity

July 18, 2019 - By Marge McQuade
ICD-10-CM codes represent the first line of defense when it comes to medical necessity. Correctly chosen diagnosis codes support the reason for the visit as well as the level of the E/M services provided. The issue of medical necessity is one of definitions and communication. What is obvious to th... Read More

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