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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.
06/27/2022
When the AMA replaced 10 temporary category III codes with 14 permanent category I codes in 2019, providers generally — but not always — boosted their reporting of the replacement codes. The category III codes, also known as T codes, were carrier-priced, which means that each Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) decides whether it will cover the service and how much it will pay on a case-by-case basis. Permanent codes are usually assigned an active payment status.

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