News & Analysis

October 1, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Under what circumstances can a CE disclose PHI to family and friends of the patient? Does the patient always need to verbally consent to the disclosure? For example, if a patient brings a friend or family member with him or her into the emergency room, should the doctor assume that the patient is OK with the friend or family member being privy to PHI?

October 1, 2020
Briefings on APCs

The final 2021 CPT, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS code sets were released in September, introducing new, revised, and deleted codes for diagnostic and procedural services and accompanying guideline changes.

October 1, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor explores the intricacies of Medicare's new mandatory radiation oncology model.

October 1, 2020
Briefings on APCs

Our coding experts answer questions about reporting modifier -58 for physicians and facilities, developing a charge capture audit process, and interpreting the 2021 E/M guidelines.

October 1, 2020
Briefings on APCs

Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, CHRI, reviews what providers need to know about the latest payment model from CMS’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

October 1, 2020
Briefings on APCs

Outpatient coders should be familiar with CPT reporting for knee surgeries based on information in the operative note. This article reviews the anatomy of the knee joint and CPT coding for arthroscopic and reconstructive procedures used to visualize and treat common knee conditions.

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