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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]