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E/M Documentation Revisions for 2021 are around the corner

Healthcare billing and coding changes

AMA is on track to revise E/M codes and set new documentation guidelines. What was considered to only target the Office and Other Outpatient visits, has now been expanded to impact the entire E/M section of CPT®. The AMA’s CPT® Editorial Panel approved many changes to the Evaluation and Management documentation and coding guidelines. If finalized, the […]

CMS Physician Final Fee Schedule for 2019

CMS Physician Final Fee Schedule for 2019

There seems to be a lot of confusion that the E/M codes and levels are changing in 2019. This is NOT accurate. The changes to the levels of E/M’s and reimbursement will not occur until 2021. Here is what is happening in 2019. Everything is spelled out in this link. The four bullet points below […]

FAQs for 2018

Coding multiple PCI in one vessel for Cardiology: Question: My Cardiologist placed a DES (Drug Eluding Stent) in the right coronary artery, and then did several passes in the proximal right coronary with the atherectomy device, and post ballooned the same vessel. How do I capture all of these services? Answer: You’ll report the code […]

Should you consider outsourcing your billing?

Below is a starting point of your billing service checklist. Make sure you receive answers to these questions from your potential new billing company before you sign a contract and know what you are getting and what they are giving. (For a complete list, please join our onDemand Coding Corner Membership service.)  Years in Business? […]

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandated Telehealth Medicare reimbursement for specific Telemedicine/Telehealth services

Healthcare and Telemedicine

A recent news release from AMA regarding the use of Telemedicine states: Telehealth and Telemedicine are another stage in the ongoing evolution in new models for the delivery of care and patient-physician interactions. AMA Board member Jack Resnick MD also added: The new AMA ethical guidance notes, that while new technologies and new models of care will continue […]