The most impactful overhaul to the E/M coding and documentation guidelines in 25 years went live January 1. The updated guidelines eliminate medical history and physical examination as required elements for reporting E/M codes 99202-99215. E/M coding for outpatient visits is now based on documentation of medical decision-making (MDM) or time spent on the encounter.
Regular monitoring and internal auditing are critical to ensure compliance throughout the revenue cycle and protect revenue integrity. Consider the different strategies that can be applied to documentation and chart audits, coding audits, and more.
This week’s Medicare updates include coding and payment information for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, an OIG report on trends toward more expensive inpatient hospital stays, an MLN article on billing for services when Medicare is a secondary payer, and more!
Arthroscopic surgical procedures involve the insertion of a small scope into the interior of a joint, allowing the physician to view the joint without making a large incision through the skin. Review CPT coding for arthroscopic procedures of the hip and knee joints.
CPT neurology codes describe advanced techniques to evaluate and treat conditions of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. This article details CPT coding for three procedural services used to assess neurological symptoms: electroencephalogram, electromyography, and auditory-evoked potentials testing.