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Revisiting modifier 25

January 16th, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Since the Final Rule for 2019 averted the threat of reduced payment for professional services concerning the -25 modifier, I thought revisiting this troublesome modifier would be a good idea. […]

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CMS clarifies the CC & ROS documentation changes for E/M services for 2019

December 19th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Yesterday, I saw a new release from CMS clarifying documentation requirements for E/M services in 2019. Little has changed about the data that needs to be collected, but there has […]

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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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CMS finalizes E/M changes in its “Dear Clinician” letter

November 12th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

On November 8, 2018 CMS released its Dear Clinician letter providing final decisions on the proposed Evaluation and Management coding changes discussed in a previous blog. The letter is a […]

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Evaluation and management has come full circle

October 31st, 2018 / By Jean Jones, CPC

I have been in the highly regulated healthcare industry for all my adult life—27 years to be exact. Part of what I love about being in health care is the […]

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CMS proposed E/M changes: Fair or not?

September 12th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

There has been an outcry about the proposed E/M changes CMS recently brought to the industry for comment. Let’s take a close look at what CMS proposes: Lifting restrictions on […]

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CMS proposes to shake things up

August 20th, 2018 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

By now, you’ve undoubtedly seen the CMS proposal to overhaul the E/M documentation and coding guidelines for new and established office visits, along with consolidated payments. There are articles and […]

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Immunizations: The road to better health

August 17th, 2018 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Is it really August 2018? For many of us, this time of year means planning one final summer vacation, getting kids ready for a new school year, or thinking about […]

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CMS: Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding changes proposed

July 23rd, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

I don’t know about you, but my head is spinning. On July 12, 2018, Administrator Verma released an email with some pretty stunning news. I’m going to focus on the […]

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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 […]

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Coding with modifiers, part 2: Modifier 25 made easy

May 26th, 2017 / By Kimberly Crear, CPC, CEMC, AAPC Fellow

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes the use of modifier 25 with Evaluation and Management (E/M) services. Purpose of Modifiers Modifiers explain changes about a service without […]

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Coding with modifiers, part 1: Modifier 24 made easy

May 19th, 2017 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

My colleagues and I were discussing the idea that modifiers have the most room for interpretation by professional fee coders, prompting a three-part blog series covering modifiers 24, 25 and […]