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Tag: CPT codes

Introducing competition and price transparency into the Medicare payment system

November 1st, 2017 / By Richard Averill, MS, Richard Fuller, MS

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 […]

Revisiting E/M coding based on time

July 28th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

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 […]

Global surgery visits: New requirements to bill Medicare

June 26th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

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 […]

Article: Reporting Mammograms for Medicare Patients

With Barbara Aubry, RN

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.

What’s in it for me? Accurate reimbursement!

February 10th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

I paraphrase, but this is essentially the question we hear from providers when we talk about ICD-10 coding accuracy.

Important changes to CMS National Coverage Determination (NCD) 220.4 for mammograms

January 16th, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

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.  […]

Getting to the heart of cardiac coding

August 1st, 2016 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

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 […]

New year, new CPT modifications part 2

February 5th, 2016 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

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 […]

New year, new CPT modifications

December 29th, 2015 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

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, […]

Data Value: Important Mammogram Coding Change

March 20th, 2015 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

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 […]