The most commonly reported CPT codes are getting a much-needed makeover. Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, writes about E/M code changes implemented this year and changes for implementation over the next two years.
Healthcare organizations and providers are experiencing a shift in outpatient reimbursement: from fee-for-service to Alternative Payment Models and value-based reimbursement based on quality outcomes.
Reduced and discontinued service modifiers indicate to the payer when service is either less than the HCPCS code indicates (reduced) or the procedure was stopped before completion (discontinued).
Our experts answer questions about CMS’ lab date of service policy, documentation details for CPT skin biopsy codes, and more.