The American Medical Association recently announced 2 CPT Codes for reporting COVID-19 Antibody testing: (86328 and 86769)
Dermatology Coding Challenges
According to ‘Coding 2017 and beyond’, an article published in the Dermatology Times, dermatologists should be prepared for increased audits by Medicare’s CERT (Comprehensive Error Rate Testing) program, OIG, ZPIC and the RAC of their dermatology billing. In order to avoid these increased audits, dermatologists will need to submit detailed documentation which has to include histopathology with Mohs operative notes.
Medical billing and coding is an important part of the healthcare business. It is not enough to just accurately diagnose and treat an illness; you also need to accurately document, code and bill for the services provided. Non-familiarity with the rules and codes leads to under billing for the services provided. While it is possible that you may be underpaid for the services;
Most people think ‘new technology’ when they hear the term ‘telemedicine’. However, in reality, telemedicine was developed about 5 decades ago – in order to diagnose and treat patients living in remote areas. The difference between telemedicine then and today is the advancement of technology – from landline telephones in the early days to video communications today.
Tremendous advances have been made in healthcare during pregnancy and child birth. From basic check-ups to advanced screenings, obstetrical procedures strive to ensure the safety and health of both the mother and the baby. Women planning to have a baby can start their medical check-ups pre conception and continue with regular check-ups right through the course of their pregnancy and after.
An important tool in the coding process; modifiers in medical billing and modifiers in medical coding are used to further describe a service or procedure.
So important are the modifiers that the phrases “CPT modifiers list 2018” and “HCPCS modifiers list 2018” rank highly on Google search terms. In this article,
CPT is short for Current Procedural Terminology, and is a set of medical codes that defines a slew of medical related procedures and services to physicians, health insurance companies and accreditation agencies. CPT procedures operate closely with ICD-9 and ICD-10 diagnostic coding, except it defines the services rendered, while the ICD coding focuses more in the diagnosis on the claim.