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CMS has a Replacement for GT modifier on Telehealth Claims

May 10, 2018
MLN released information stating they have eliminated the requirement to use modifier GT on Telehealth services. As a result of eliminating the need for the GT modifier Medicare now requires the use of a POS Code 02 to describe services furnished via telehealth. The new POS code became effective... Read More

New Medicare Cards: You Can Use MBIs Right Away

May 03, 2018
Your Medicare patients are getting their new Medicare cards with new numbers known as Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs). MBIs will replace the existing Social Security Number (SSN) based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on the new Medicare cards and in the systems Medicare uses now. Medica... Read More


May 01, 2018
BASIC E AND M AVOIDING COMMON ERRORS Start Date: 5/15/18 Duration: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Pacific Daylight Time Type: Web-based Workshop Register Now: Abstract: This presentation is designed to provide basic information on... Read More

Important! New ICD-10 codes to be released April 1, 2018

April 01, 2018
One of our critical jobs here at Find-A-Code is ensuring you are up-to-date on all the latest developments in coding. Click the link below for a PDF with information on a proposed new section of ICD-10-CM codes:    → X62 Exposure to adverse travel situations (ATS) You may want to take... Read More

Free Medical Coding Q&A Webinar 3/22/18

March 19, 2018 - By CertificationCoachingOrg
This month's CCO Q&A webinar is this Thursday, March 22nd at 8pm Eastern (7pm Central, 5pm Pacific) and you're not going to want to miss it!Topics Include How to Handle Deleted ICD-10-CM Codes Getting 2 or More Certifications Insight on Coding the New 96161 and 96160 with an E/M? Medical N... Read More

New enhancements to Find-A-Code search bar!

February 26, 2018
We're pleased to announce improvments to the search bar in the header and the home page! Now you're able to select from a drop-down list many different places to search - whether by our standard keyword search, or by a Click-A-Dex™ index search, or through one of our other specialized searches... Read More

Have you done an in office audit? Do you know what that is?

February 21, 2018 - By Christine Taxin
Adding value is the foundation of a business.  When purchasing a dental practice, the or running a long time practice you should be checking inventory. The added value in a dental practice is the patient charts, the quality of the staff, and the systems that are in place.  Systems are mea... Read More

CMS Releases Update to E&M Documentation Requirements in a Teaching Facility

February 21, 2018
On February 2, 2018, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), issued new guidance regarding E&M Documentation in a teaching facility to be implemented by March 5, 2018. There was no change to any of the published rules regarding a student's ability to perform the Review of Sys... Read More

Medicare Using Private Payor Prices to Set Payment Rates for Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests Starting January 2018

February 06, 2018 - By Chris Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
On June 17, 2016, CMS announced the release of its final rule implementing section 216(a) of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA). This final rule requires reporting entities to report private payor rates paid to laboratories for lab tests, which will be used to calculate Medicare pa... Read More

OIG Reviews Medicare Advantage Claims

February 05, 2018 - By Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
On January 16, 2018, the OIG released a report of their findings on claims data for Medicare Advantage plans. While it appears that there were not significant issues, they did find that: "Types of potential errors included inactive or invalid billing provider identifiers; duplicated service lines;... Read More

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