Would an Amazon-like price shopping experience for individual healthcare services help control healthcare costs? Price transparency is frequently cited as a possible strategy for reducing the cost of healthcare because […]
Recently, I received a question from a reader concerned about a provider coding counseling/coordination of care for the majority of the higher level new patient visits as well as the […]
This month, Inside Angle blogger Rebecca Caux-Harry discusses E/M coding guidelines with Andee Andriole, 3M senior manager of outpatient consulting services. Andee: So, I guess we need to start thinking […]
For 2017, the American Medical Association (AMA) introduced three replacement codes to report mammography. Find out what they are in this article from Barbara Aubry.
I paraphrase, but this is essentially the question we hear from providers when we talk about ICD-10 coding accuracy.
In 2017, AMA CPT® expired several codes for mammograms – 77051, 77052, 77055, 77056 and 77057. They replaced the expired codes with 77065, 77066 and 77067 effective January 1, 2017. […]
Echocardiography is the study of the chambers, valves and major structures of the heart. The CPT books give us specific direction about what to look for within the report to […]
Picking up where we left off last month, here’s part two of my blog on CPT additions, deletions and modifications for 2016 (for part one, click here). Let’s start in […]
Another year has come and gone and we are now entering into the most exciting time of year. Yes, that’s right, it’s CPT additions, deletions and modifications time! Each year, […]
A policy and data specialist colleague of mine was working with the 2015 NCCI data and noted that CMS had, for the first time, added screening and diagnostic mammogram codes […]