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07/04/2022
To stay in line with the latest Medicare coding and billing policies, it’s critical to stay current with the latest version of the National Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) Policy Manual. Doing so will ensure you’re compliant with the appropriate reporting of CPT and HCPCS Level II codes and new modifiers, and following the rules established by the manual can lead to fewer denials.
07/04/2022
Question: What are some ways we should prepare for a HIPAA audit from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)?
07/04/2022
Question: I am confused about procedure modifiers pertaining to sides of the body and when to use them. What are the main differences between modifiers LT (Left side), RT (Right side) and modifier 50 (Bilateral procedure)?
07/04/2022
Cigna’s plan for unbundled office visits is likely to increase your paperwork and slow reimbursement.
07/04/2022
Practices were far more likely to report a right- or left-side service over a bilateral procedure in 2020, although they faced a bit more resistance in getting their side-specific claims paid than before.
06/27/2022
Now that the revised diagnosis code set is out, don’t forget about the official coding guidelines. On June 10, along with the thousands of ICD-10-CM code updates, the CDC issued the 2023 Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.
06/27/2022
A lawsuit brought by a pair of doctors in Mississippi claiming that the new “create and implement an anti-racism plan” improvement activity (IA) in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is unconstitutional and should be removed is unlikely to prevail in courts, experts tell Part B News.
06/27/2022
You’ll have the opportunity to report additional prolonged service units when Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) version 28.2 edits take effect July 1.
06/27/2022
The next ICD-10-CM update, released June 10 with an effective date of Oct. 1, includes 135 new codes for endometriosis that are based on location, laterality and depth.
06/27/2022
The U.S. House passed a bill expanding the rights of physician associates (PA) and nurse practitioners (NP) — albeit in a limited way — over the objections of the AMA, offering further evidence that the strength of these non-physician providers in U.S. health care continues to grow.

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