October 1, 2012
Briefings on APCs

When the AMA revised the instructions for reporting ancillary services with critical care in 2011, facilities knew they wouldn't see an immediate increase in ­payment. CMS determines payment amounts through use of claims data from two years earlier, meaning the earliest facilities could expect additional reimbursement is 2013.

October 1, 2012
Briefings on APCs

As part of our ongoing series of articles help coders prepare for the transition to ICD-10-CM, we examine the anatomy of the shoulder.

October 1, 2012
Briefings on APCs

Recognize the stages of chronic kidney disease to unravel coding confusion.

October 1, 2012
Briefings on APCs

Our coding experts answer your questions about coding for hysteroscopy prior to ablation, appending modifier -59 for MRI and MRA, charging for venipunctures, therapy caps under OPPS, reporting limits for Provenge¬ģ, modifier -59 and infusion therapy, Reporting TEE pre- and post-operativley, coding for toxic metabolic encephalopathy