Coding and Unit Value changes for 2021

Coding and Unit Value changes for 2021

By – Nicoleta Rahovan, Lead Coder, CPC, CANPC Every year the American Society of Anesthesiologists changes/revises some of the crosswalk codes – some changes make sense, some don’t, and some are mistakes that end up being corrected sooner or later. This year is...
CMS proposed 2021 Fee Schedule

CMS proposed 2021 Fee Schedule

CMS proposed 2021 Fee Schedule 2020 has certainly proven to be challenging for anyone in the medical industry, along with their affiliates.  With the newly proposed CMS 2021 fee schedule, next year may present additional monetary challenges. While the newly proposed...
Telehealth Information

Telehealth Information

Telehealth Information By Nicoleta Rahovan, CPC, CANPC – Lead Coder On March 6, 2020 CMS broadened access to Medicare Telehealth services during COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). These guidelines are effective for DOS on and after March 1, 2020, until the end of...
Identifying COVID-19 Patients

Identifying COVID-19 Patients

Identifying COVID-19 Patients By Nicoleta Rahovan, CPC, CANPC – Lead Coder On March 18, 2020, the CDC announced that The World Health Organization (WHO) developed a new diagnosis code U07.1, COVID-19 that may be used for DOS on or after April 1, 2020. This code can...