Part B News Features
Question: My doctor recently did 10 biopsies on a single patient and we’re billing 11102 (Tangential biopsy of skin; single lesion) and 11103 (Tangential biopsy of skin; each separate/additional... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
The two skin biopsy codes that were replaced by six more specific codes this year experienced huge growth in the past 10 years, which may explain why the switch was made. ... More
Question: My doctor recently did 10 biopsies on a single patient and we’re billing 11102 (Tangential biopsy of skin; single lesion) and 11103 (Tangential biopsy of skin; each separate/additional... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
The two skin biopsy codes that were replaced by six more specific codes this year experienced huge growth in the past 10 years, which may explain why the switch was made. ... More
Tools
This major final rule aligns the E/M coding and payment with changes recommended by the CPT Editorial Panel and AMA RUC for office/outpatient E/M visits. The final rule also adds services to the telehealth list and updates payment policies, payment rates and other provisions for services furnished under the Medicare physician fee schedule on or after Jan. 1, 2020.
Modifier 22 indicates "increased procedural services." Incorporate the tips below and click the "Download file" link above to access a modifier 22 decision tree.
Forum

Login

User Name:
Password:
Welcome to the new Part B News Online. If you are a returning user having trouble logging in, please click here.
Back to top