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2020 ICD-10-CM Code Changes
ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Changes. Effective October 1, 2019
2020 ICD-10-PCS Code Changes
ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code Changes. Effective October 1, 2019
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May 5th, 2020
ICD-10-CM - Supplement information for E-Cigarette/Vaping Reporting
Published May 5th, 2020|
The CDC has released additional information and coding guidance for reporting encounters related to the 2019 health care encounters and deaths related to e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI). The update offers coding scenarios for general guidance, poisoning and toxicity, substance abuse and signs and symptoms. ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines - ...
April 15th, 2020
New CPT® Codes Approved for COVID-19 Antibody Identification
Published April 15th, 2020|
On April 10, 2020, the American Medical Association approved and published a revision of code 86318 and added two new codes 86328 and 86769 for reporting Coronavirus [COVID-19] antibody testing.
April 8th, 2020
ICD-10-CM Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines Updated for COVID-19
Published April 8th, 2020|
The ICD-10-CM Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines have just been updated to include COVID reporting. Additional information beyond the previously released interim guidelines are included. These are the rules that should be followed for claims submission. The notice states that this is for April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020.
March 21st, 2020
Understand the New Codes for Testing & Reporting the COVID-19 Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)
Published March 21st, 2020|
The current coronavirus pandemic refers to COVID-19, a novel or new type of coronavirus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first victim of the virus was identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China at the end of 2019. There is no immunization available to prevent it from spreading and ...
March 17th, 2020
Additional Coronavirus Testing Code Announced
Published March 17th, 2020|
On March 13, 2020, a new CPT code was announced by the American Medical Association (AMA) who maintains the CPT code set. This early release of a CPT code is rare and is effective immediately.
February 20th, 2020
New HCPCS Code for Coronavirus Testing Announced
Published February 20th, 2020 - Last Review/Update February 26th, 2020|
Currently, healthcare providers testing patients for Coronavirus must use an unspecified code. To provide better tracking, on February 13, 2020, CMS announced the creation of a new HCPCS code.
December 19th, 2019
Reporting the Health Effects of Vaping Now and in April 2020
Published December 19th, 2019|
To report vaping related conditions/disorders, use the official CDC guidelines to ensure proper documentation of vaping related health conditions. There is also a new code that will become effective April 1, 2020.
December 9th, 2019
CMS says Codes are on the Move!
Published December 9th, 2019|
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 codes removed, you will find ...
October 10th, 2019
Eliminating Consultation Codes?
Published October 10th, 2019|
There are a few payers that have joined with CMS in discontinuing payment for consultation codes. Most recently, Cigna stated that, as of October 19, 2019, they will implement a new policy to deny the following consultation codes: 99241, 99242, 99243, 99244, 99245, 99251, 99252, 99253, 99254 and 99255. United Healthcare announced they ...
October 1st, 2019
Do ICD-10 Updates Have Your Heart Beating Irregularly? Check Out the New Atrial Fibrillation Codes
Published October 1st, 2019|
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). It is caused by a disorder in the heart’s electrical system. AF is the result of abnormal contractions of the atria (upper two chambers of the heart) causing them to quiver and beat out of sync with ...
September 16th, 2019
E-Health is a Big Deal in 2020
Published September 16th, 2019|
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 attention; 6 new codes play a vital part in patients taking a part in their care from their own home. New patient-initiated ...
September 9th, 2019
Chiropractic 2020 Codes Changes Are Here
Published September 9th, 2019|
There are some interesting coding changes which chiropractic offices will want to know about. Are codes that you are billing changing?
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