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Increase the E/M knowledge of coding staff and treating providers to ensure your claims are hitting the mark. You can bring these questions and answers to your next E/M training session. The first three questions address medical decision-making (MDM). The subsequent three questions tackle time-based coding.
A closer look at the behavioral health changes proposed in the physician fee schedule rule released in July reveals more reimbursement opportunities for practices that are willing to expand their mental and behavioral health offerings but have not yet been able to figure out how to make it pay.
CMS received 17,614 comments on the proposed 2024 Medicare physician fee schedule, and with the public feedback period closing on Sept. 11, some of the most-discussed topics may surprise you.
It won’t take long to train staff on the next National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) update. The procedure-to-procedure (PTP) edit update that will go into effect Oct. 1 deletes eight code pairs and revises 18 code pairs. There are no new edit pairs.
Take a look at proposed physician payments for new services: CMS included fees for 43 new CPT codes and seven HCPCS G codes in the proposed 2024 Medicare physician fee schedule.


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