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Tag: HCPCS

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Coding for COVID-19: Latest guidelines, part 2

March 11th, 2020 / By Audrey Howard

This blog was posted March 11, 2020. Read the latest coding guidance here. I have received many questions regarding the coding of COVID-19 and other coronavirus types since the publication […]

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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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Preventive healthcare: Colorectal screenings

March 1st, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

At this point in my life, many individuals I know have been touched by cancer in one way or another. Since March is colorectal cancer month, this seemed like an […]

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HCPCS update reminder: Billing for amniotic membrane

October 18th, 2019 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

It’s that time of year, coders, when many of us are attending webinars on 2020 Coding updates. For outpatient hospital coders and CDM staff, this will include ICD-10-CM/PCS as well […]

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Setting up a supply item in a charge description master

March 15th, 2019 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

On January 17, 2019, CMS issued Transmittal 4204, which states HCPCS Q4122-Dermacell per square centimeter can be assigned either revenue code (RC) 278-Implant or RC 636-Drugs requiring detailed coding. I […]

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Collaboration: The key to successful CDI and coding of replacement devices

October 19th, 2018 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

We frequently discuss with clients the differences between Inpatient CDI versus Outpatient CDI such as time, volume, coding, regulation, etc. Despite these differences, both require collaboration between departments to be […]

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CPT and HCPCS coding updates for 2019

September 21st, 2018 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

As the last day of summer fades, fall is on the horizon with Halloween displays and pumpkin spice lattes. For those of us in hospital middle revenue cycle—whether CDI, CDM […]

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Comprehensive APCs: 4 Steps for Review

February 20th, 2015 / By Dave Fee

It’s already two months into 2015 and I can’t help but think of the changes coming to the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and APCs. CMS introduced APCs and OPPS […]