Biliary IR Coding – 5 Common Mistakes

Posted Posted in Insights, Interventional Radiology

With most bundled code sets, it’s the small details that make all the difference. Biliary procedures are much the same. The code descriptions look similar but contain subtle variations that require a good understanding of the full, long description of each code. However, code descriptions don’t always provide all the information needed for correct application […]

Ventilation Assist and Management: Clarifying Common Questions

Posted Posted in Insights, Respiratory Therapy

During this public health emergency, a lot of talk is centered around ventilators and the critical role this equipment plays in treating patients with COVID-19. Granted, in a time of crisis where hospitals are (or have the potential to be) overwhelmed with patients requiring lifesaving care, documentation and compliance aren’t at the top of the […]

COVID-19 Codes: The Ones You Need to Know

Posted Posted in Insights, Laboratory, Uncategorized

CMS released multiple reporting codes for COVID-19 for laboratory services. We created this guide to help you understand the latest information and implications for the COVID-19 codes currently available. Fill out the form to download the article.  COVID-19 Laboratory Codes Name* First Last Email* Enter Email Confirm Email Phone* Job Title* Facility* State* AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of […]

Update: New CPT® Category I Codes Released for SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus Disease [COVID-19]) Antibody Testing

Posted Posted in Insights, Laboratory

Continuing their quick response as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the American Medical Association (AMA) held another special meeting of the CPT® Editorial Panel to address the immediate need for codes to report and track antibody testing specifically for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes the disease COVID-19). Effective April 10, 2020, the AMA has approved the […]

Specimen Collection for COVID-19 Testing – Payment Updates

Posted Posted in Insights, Laboratory

Under the recently released Interim Final Rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), payment rules for specimen collection are changing for the public health emergency (PHE) caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With this change, CMS will provide payment to independent laboratories, under certain circumstances, for specimen collection from home-bound beneficiaries or inpatients […]

Genitourinary IR – Same Procedure, Different Terms

Posted Posted in Insights, Interventional Radiology

With interventional radiology procedures, to say physician documentation can be a little tricky is an understatement. For genitourinary procedures specifically, this seems even more apparent. It’s not uncommon for different physicians to describe the same procedure in different ways and, with some terms used interchangeably (that have very different meanings) it can be frustrating for anyone coding genitourinary services. Let’s […]

Update: New CPT® Category I Code Released for SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus Disease [COVID-19]) Testing

Posted Posted in Laboratory

Effective March 13, 2020, the American Medical Association (AMA) has approved and released a new CPT code to report testing for COVID-19 after holding a special meeting of the CPT Editorial Panel to respond to the rapidly evolving concerns surrounding testing for this novel coronavirus. The goal with the expedited release of this new code […]