News & Analysis

January 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Hospital coding for pregnancy-related services requires a detailed understanding of the CPT® global obstetric (OB) package and ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for maternal care management. This article details hospital coding for pregnancy and delivery complications and procedures used to treat them.

January 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Section 1862 (l) and Section 1869 (f)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act (the Act) sets forth general procedures to develop and evaluate Medicare coverage determinations that are either adopted nationally by CMS or created and applied locally by a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) within the MAC’s own jurisdictional boundaries.

January 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

This article details 2021 updates to CPT® codes for medicine services including several new codes for continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings and auditory-evoked potentials (AEP), as well as American Medical Association (AMA)-approved CPT codes for COVID-19 immunizations.

December 9, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, the Outpatient Prospective Payment System final rule, additional guidance on coding and billing for monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19, and more!

December 3, 2020
Medicare Web

The 2021 OPPS final rule, released December 2, doesn’t pack many surprises, with CMS generally finalizing most policies as proposed or choosing to continue with current policies. This should aid hospitals required to implement many of its policies in just a few short weeks due to the pandemic-disrupted rulemaking cycle.

December 1, 2020
Briefings on APCs

Modifiers provide a means by which a physician or facility can flag a service that has been altered by a special circumstance but has not changed in definition or code. Break down CPT guidelines for reporting hospital modifiers -25, -50, -59, -LT, and RT.

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