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Tag: CPT

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Lessons learned from maintaining COVID-19 value sets

January 10, 2022 / By Pam Banning

Our clinical terminology team’s background in nursing, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory and other clinical areas gives us insight into how health care systems are burdened with the sheer volume of data […]

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Focus on E/M services: Time

December 11, 2020 / By Allison Morgan, MS, CPC

In our ongoing Evaluation and Management Services blog series, we have delved into several sweeping changes coming to Office or Other Outpatient E/M Services in 2021. Let’s shift our attention […]

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The value of encounters: It’s about time

July 6, 2020 / By Allison Morgan, MS, CPC

Time flies… 2021 is approaching quickly, bringing with it anticipated E/M changes. A primary focus of the upcoming changes is the element of time and its evolving role in CPT […]

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The basics of COVID-19 testing and associated codes

April 27, 2020 / By Bobbie Starkey, Colleen Deighan, RHIA

Testing for COVID-19 continues to be a major concern in the fight to bring the virus under control. Today we are going to talk about the CPT and HCPCS codes […]

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Article: Coding Corner: E/M Changes Afoot

With Barbara Aubry, RN

This article from Barbara Aubry details the key elements of the E/M changes for 2021.

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Remote patient monitoring in the time of COVID-19

April 24, 2020 / By Victoria Sharp, MD, MBA

I find myself worrying about the health of my family, friends and work colleagues in this time of COVID-19. We are social distancing and some states are in lockdown mode. […]

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Preventive healthcare: Colorectal screenings

March 1, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

At this point in my life, many individuals I know have been touched by cancer in one way or another. Since March is colorectal cancer month, this seemed like an […]

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HCPCS update reminder: Billing for amniotic membrane

October 18, 2019 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

It’s that time of year, coders, when many of us are attending webinars on 2020 Coding updates. For outpatient hospital coders and CDM staff, this will include ICD-10-CM/PCS as well […]

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CMS and AMA: 2021 proposed changes to E/M outpatient services

August 14, 2019 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

For those involved in coding and compliance, this is not the first time attempted changes to E/M rules have been proposed. Remember 1995 and 1997? Of course, I’m way too […]

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CMS mandates changes to Local Coverage Determination (LCD) policies

October 5, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

On October 3, 2018, CMS released CR 10901, Transmittal R829PI, effective October 3, 2018 with an implementation date of January 8, 2019. This is an important modification to the LCD […]

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CPT and HCPCS coding updates for 2019

September 21, 2018 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

As the last day of summer fades, fall is on the horizon with Halloween displays and pumpkin spice lattes. For those of us in hospital middle revenue cycle—whether CDI, CDM […]

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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month: A personal story

September 14, 2018 / By Gail Barackman, CPC, CPMA, CEMC

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness month, so I thought I would share my personal experience with diagnostic studies for Thyroid Cancer. As someone who suffers from Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, regular thyroid […]