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Quality care updates 2024: New codes and expanded services

March 6, 2024 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Nichole Soderquist, MBA, RHIA, CDIP, CCDS-O, CCS

As we embark on a new calendar year (CY), there are several new updates and guidelines we should examine that went into effect Jan. 1, 2024. Specifically, improvement efforts surrounding […]

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Internalize intravascular lithotripsy HCPCS Level II coding for lower extremities

Aug. 17, 2023

Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) is a relatively new technology used to treat areas of severely calcified coronary arteries. The IVL device uses sonic pressure waves to fracture intimal and medial […]

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HCPCS codes provide safe patient/provider communication in days of COVID-19

May 27, 2020 / By Pamela Ewing, CPC

In early 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic was etched into the fabric of our daily lives, CMS developed two new HCPCS codes: G2010 and G2012. These codes were developed for […]

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The basics of COVID-19 testing and associated codes

April 27, 2020 / By Bobbie Starkey, Colleen Ejak, 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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Coding for COVID-19: Latest guidelines, part 2

March 11, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA

This blog was posted March 11, 2020. Read the latest coding guidance here. I have received many questions regarding the coding of COVID-19 and other coronavirus types since the publication […]

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Robotic-assisted surgery: Welcome to the future

March 6, 2020 / By Jean Jones, CPC

My grandma was a nurse in the operating room for over 50 years. Her nickname was “TURP Queen.” Back in those days, if you had a steady and exacting hand, […]

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Preventive healthcare: Colorectal screenings

March 1, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, MS, 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

Oct. 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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Setting up a supply item in a charge description master

March 15, 2019 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

On January 17, 2019, CMS issued Transmittal 4204, which states HCPCS Q4122-Dermacell per square centimeter can be assigned either revenue code (RC) 278-Implant or RC 636-Drugs requiring detailed coding. I […]

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Collaboration: The key to successful CDI and coding of replacement devices

Oct. 19, 2018 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

We frequently discuss with clients the differences between Inpatient CDI versus Outpatient CDI such as time, volume, coding, regulation, etc. Despite these differences, both require collaboration between departments to be […]

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CPT and HCPCS coding updates for 2019

Sept. 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 […]