Now that we offer a Student Edition of the Coding Suite, a common question is whether students should stick to paper, or if using companion electronic tools offer any advantages. These are smart questions! Perhaps after the switch to ICD-10, the testing organizations will be more open to electronic books, but in the mean time, let's discuss the interplay between paper-based and electronic codi
Click Here to view a replay of 2012 CPT Changes Overview. Viewing this webinar give you a better understanding of 2012 CPT changes, in this program we will cover the following topics:
- Overview of changes in CPT for 2012
- Review of each CPT change by section of CPT to include: Anesthesia, Surgery, Radiology, Pathology/Laboratory, Medicine and Category II & III codes
- Rationale for change
I'm writing an article to discuss the power of key word searching to find codes, rather than looking in a book or trusting a code-range search, and the Mammography codes are a great example. The key word search in our Code Explorer tool for the term mammogra* finds all Mammogram and Mammography codes. Scrolling down makes it easy to see which codes are used for measurement reporting, which codes are payable, and you can even see the payment rate, adjusted to your locality or provider!
Click View Recording to see a replay of the 2011 CPT Changes Overview webinar.
Gina L. Hobert, Billing Compliance Manager from MaineHealth Audit and Compliance reviews the 2011 CPT changes, on this program we will cover the following topics:
November Update: HCPCS and BETOS updates have been included in the HCPCS & CPT Pre-release Codebook! Check daily e-mail updates for the changes report, the download center for a much easier to use HCPCS data file than the one CMS publishes, and the bottom of the codebook for a series of very helpful index files.
We offer free training to all customers, and the first "Basic" training shows you how to use the system; additional classes cover coding, reimbursement and advanced research techniques. Frequently, new users on the system want to know "Where do I find the fee schedules?" or "How can I tell what Medicare will reimburse them for a particular procedure, test?" or &qu
To assist customers with understanding issues being investigated by the Recovery Audit Contractor, MediRegs has launched a new set of resources.
RAC Issues Comparison Chart
On the left-hand navigation pane of the Coding & Revenue Resource Center, the Audit & Revenue Resource Center, and the Regulation & Reimbursement Suite, you will find a new RAC ISSSUES link. This sortable table outlines the types of issues being investigated by the 4 Recovery Audit Contractors.
Are you participating in this important program? We've updated Code Explorer in Coding & Revenue Resource Center and Audit & Revenue Resource Center to make flagging PQRI codes a breeze. The 2010 Specifications Manual contains details for each specific measure - simply click the GUIDANCE link from Code Explorer to see which measures any particular code falls into and tunnel in for details. Access the 2010 PQRI
The Coding Suite team is pleased to announce that the 2010 HCPCS and CPT Codebook is available in pre-release format. Customers with access to the Coder's Resource Center, Coding & Revenue Resource Center, or Audit and Revenue Resource Center will find the link to the codebook on the Welcome tab (RRS customers, click on the Codebooks link on the left-hand navigation pane. Also, watch your Daily E-Mail Alert for the updates and changes report, a simple way to quickly see which codes have been added, deleted and modified. More tips for 2010 changes:
Fall is here, and along with the change in the weather comes the annual change to CPT codes.
Evaluation and Management: The E/M Guidelines at the beginning of the Evaluation and Management chapter were updated to expand the definition of Concurrent Care to include "Transfer of Care." The new definition reminds users to not use consultation codes when a transfer of care occurs, unless such transfer happens after the initial consultation evaluation.
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