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2012 February Articles

Medicare Fee Fix Signed into Law

February 29, 2012
Yesterday, CMS made a very important announcement about the physician fee schedule. As anticipated, President Obama has signed the bill into law. The new law extends the current zero percent update for claims with dates of service on or after March 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012 However, th... Read More

New: CPT Errata Posted

February 29, 2012
Easily view the CPT errata and corrections recently posted by the AMA at the new CPT Information item link: Find-A-Code keeps you up to date! Read More

New: Medicare Factsheets - Online

February 28, 2012
Find-A-Code has again expanded its Medicare Information area with the addition of 8 Medicare Factsheets: Ambulatory Surgical Center Fee Schedule Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Form CMS 1500 At A Glance Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC) in Acute Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Ho... Read More

Find-A-Code Speaks at HIMSS

February 22, 2012
Find-A-Code was given the rare opportunity of speaking at the prestigious HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) annual Conference and Expo.  This year HIMSS hosted over 37,000 attendees.This afternoon Find-A-Code CEO LaMont J. Leavitt and CIO David D. Berky gave a presen... Read More

Find-A-Code and Primal Pictures Partner to Offer Anatomy Training Tools to Medical Coders Preparing for ICD-10

February 21, 2012
(Las Vegas, NV) February 21, 2012 – Primal Pictures and Find-A-Code have launched a strategic relationship to offer medical coders integrated access to 3D anatomy & physiology software that will help coders prepare for new government-mandated ICD-10 medical coding requirements. Customers... Read More

Updated ASA CROSSWALK® Section

February 15, 2012
For those that are interested in Anesthesia crosswalks and base units, we're happy to inform you of some changes to the ASA CROSSWALK® product, specifically: Inclusion of CMS Base Units, both for the current code and crosswalked codes Clearer description of why many codes don't have crosswal... Read More

Lab Fees Section Updated

February 11, 2012
We recently redid the Fees Section for Lab Fees, making them less confusing and easier to understand and use. Happy Coding! Find-A-Code Staff Read More

AMA, AHIMA at odds on ICD-10

February 09, 2012
AMA, AHIMA at odds on ICD-10The closer we get to the implementation of ICD-10, the more debate and controversy we will hear.  The AMA has issued a statement endorsing a repeal of ICD-10 and the AHIMA is on the ICD-10 implementation band wagon.  This is an interesting article with comm... Read More

New: 2012 January Edition of the Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter

February 07, 2012
The January 2012 edition of the Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter is now available on Find-A-Code.This edition contains: Recovery Audit Finding: Ambulance Services Separately Payable During an Inpatient Hospital Stay Recovery Audit Finding: Billing for Arformoterol (Brovana) (J76... Read More

December 2011 CPT® Assistant Available

February 03, 2012
As part of the CPT® Assistant Archives package, the archives for December 2011 are now available. Highlights from this issue include: Coding Clarification: Facility Reporting - Multiple Infusions Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Replacement Piriformis Muscle vs Sciatic Nerve Then and Now: Intern... Read More

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