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Tag: CPT codes

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Robotic-assisted surgery: Welcome to the future

March 6th, 2020 / By Jean Jones, CPC

My grandma was a nurse in the operating room for over 50 years. Her nickname was “TURP Queen.” Back in those days, if you had a steady and exacting hand, […]

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Online digital evaluation and management services

February 19th, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! A new year brings new opportunities to start fresh, create new goals and, for medical coders, it means an abundance of new CPT […]

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Get ready for radiology code changes in 2020

December 20th, 2019 / By Katie Kitchen, CPC

It’s that time of year again. Time to clean out the deleted CPT codes, bring in new codes, update and revise other codes. We will see some significant changes that […]

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A look ahead to 2020 CPT changes

October 23rd, 2019 / By Danielle Pavloski

Each year the American Medical Association (AMA) releases the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set changes for the upcoming year. For CPT 2020, the changes were released on September 4, […]

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Updates to E/M guidelines will reflect modern health care

July 1st, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

In the morning, while getting ready for work, I listen to the radio. It’s the same program I’ve listened to for over 20 years. Normally, I “tune out” when commercials […]

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E/M codes: AMA keeps pace with CMS

May 24th, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

In March, the American Medical Association (AMA) published their CPT Editorial Summary of Panel Action February 2019.  The summary warns that final CPT codes and descriptors are still in draft […]

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More laboratory audits: CMS looking at unbundled coding (again)

April 22nd, 2019 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

The March 19, 2019 letter from Seema Verma, CMS Administrator, to Charles Grassley (Chairman of the Committee on finance) assures that CMS is once again analyzing claims data to determine […]

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Spring is in the air: CPT codes for allergies

April 10th, 2019 / By Kelly Long, CPC

Spring is in the air: the birds are chirping, the trees are starting to bud and the pollen count is increasing, bringing with it the dreaded springtime allergy season. Allergy […]

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Seeing pink in February: Documentation specificity with breast studies

February 18th, 2019 / By Allison Morgan, MS, CPC

Every October we see pink during breast cancer awareness month. However, with the recent 2019 CPT updates that took effect January 1, the addition of some new breast-related codes reminded […]

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A look back at popular blogs of 2018

December 17th, 2018

Thank you to all the readers of the Inside Angle blog! As we look ahead to 2019, here are some of our most popular blogs of the year:    “CPT […]

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Article: Coding Corner: Getting Specific With Unlisted CPT Codes

With Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Correct use of unlisted CPT codes is one of the more confusing aspects of CPT coding for both coders and physicians. In her article, Karla VonEschen provides guidance.

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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 […]