News & Analysis

January 1, 2022
Briefings on APCs

Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, breaks down CPT coding for hearing assessments and for auditory osseointegrated implants used to treat certain types of hearing loss.

December 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO, writes about key regulatory updates in the 2022 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, including increased price transparency penalties, changes to the inpatient-only list, and payment changes.

December 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

ICD-10-CM codes for traumatic fractures specify the type of bone injury, affected area of the body, and in some cases, the degree of soft tissue damage. Review orthopedic terminology and documentation requirements for traumatic fractures to resolve the coding challenges. 

December 1, 2021
Case Management Monthly

The 2022 OPPS final rule is out, and as predicted, CMS reversed its plan to eliminate the inpatient-only list over the next three years.

November 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

The fiscal year 2022 ICD-10-CM code set introduced 165 new codes, effective for encounters on or after October 1. Read about notable changes including new codes for anemia and thrombolysis, COVID-19-realted conditions, depression, and gastric metaplasia.

November 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Read up on documentation requirements and CPT coding for psychiatric diagnostic evaluations and psychotherapy services.

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