News & Analysis

September 2, 2021
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses CMS' proposal in the CY 2022 OPPS proposed rule to reverse course on CY 2021 changes to the inpatient-only list and the ambulatory surgical center covered procedures list. 

September 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

To select the most specific CPT codes for prenatal care, physician coders must have a solid understanding of complex guidelines for reporting pregnancy-related office visits. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, unpacks services included in the global obstetric package and CPT coding for routine prenatal care.

September 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Outpatient coding for injections and infusions can be challenging given the foundational definitions and complex rules that drive reporting of these services. This article breaks down the facility drug administration hierarchy and CPT coding for therapeutic infusions, injections, and hydration.

September 1, 2021
HIM Briefings

CMS walked back some major policy changes and cemented others in the 2022 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule. Brush up on the latest changes and ensure your hospital is ready to comply by October 1.

September 1, 2021
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include an announcement on expanded payments for at-home COVID-19 vaccinations, dates for implementation of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports nationwide, an OIG review of phlebotomy travel allowances, and more!

September 1, 2021
Case Management Monthly

Anna, a case manager who practices in a pulmonologist’s office, manages adult high-risk asthmatic patient care. The office serves more than 2,000 patients, which Anna learns is the upper range of average. She recently learned that the American Association for Physician Leadership believes that a physician’s office can successfully handle a volume of 3,000 patients.

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