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2019 October Items

VA: How UCR Charges are Determined

October 28, 2019 - By Chris Woolstenhulme
How does the VA determine charges billed to third party payers for Veterans with private health insurance? According to the VA. "38 C.F.R 17.101 stipulates the basic methodology by which VA bills third party insurance carriers. In order to generate a charge for medical services, VA establishes reas... Read More

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

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