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    The evaluation and management section of CPT® will see updates to both codes and guidelines. The AMA has released a sneak peek at the E/M updates you can expect in your 2021 CPT® lookup resource. Take advantage of these early-release details to prepare for how the   Read more..
    Posted on 16 Jul, 2019
    E/M: Be Ready for AMA’s Big 2021 Changes to Office/Outpatient Coding
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    If your practice conducts, or is considering conducting, simple in-house laboratory tests for such common medical conditions as pregnancy, diabetes, or drug dependency, then more than likely you have heard of CLIA. But if you don’t know what a CLIA-waived test is, or if your knowledge   Read more..
    Posted on 27 May, 2019
    4 Important Things You Need to Know About CLIA
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    Take advantage of expert podiatry coding guidance for sure-footed reporting. Podiatry coding is becoming increasingly complicated, and even the smallest reporting mistakes can lead to claim denials and reduced reimbursement. Worse, the stakes tend to escalate, with minor unchecked errors taking a major bite out of your   Read more..
    Posted on 21 May, 2019
    3 Definitive Coding Answers to Bank Your Podiatry Pay
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    Are lower payment rates due to the new hourly wage calculation on the horizon for home health agencies? If you’re not paying close attention to cost reporting because you think it doesn’t matter, think again. Medicare’s proposal to rebalance hospice payment between care levels based on   Read more..
    Posted on 17 May, 2019
    Learn Why Accurate HHA Cost Reports Matter — Now More Than Ever
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    Get money-in-the-bank answers to solve your ophthalmology and optometry claim challenges. Can you afford to guess when the right code could mean a substantial difference in reimbursement? Uncertain reporting is a costly gamble. Still, it happens every so often. A chart leaves you guessing. What eye   Read more..
    Posted on 10 May, 2019
    Got Ophthalmology & Optometry Coding Questions?
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    Keep your ortho claims on track as our experts take on Q&A from orthopedic coders like you. Orthopedic coding can get complicated fast, as you well know, and the ways to go wrong and risk your hard-earned reimbursement are many. That’s why we asked Chris Boucher,   Read more..
    Posted on 30 Apr, 2019
    Conquer Your Orthopedic Coding Challenges
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    Need expert help for pain-free pain management coding? A diagnosis for the cause of a patient’s pain isn’t always possible, and pain treatment varies widely from physician to physician. These two traits make pain management unique among medical specialties, which can make pain management coding uniquely   Read more..
    Posted on 15 Apr, 2019
    Key Pain Management Coding Questions Answered
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    We posed your ob-gyn reporting questions to our resident experts, and here’s their advice to help you keep your claims on track. Maybe not frequently, but it happens often enough — a chart comes across your desk that leaves you scratching your head. What ob-gyn medical   Read more..
    Posted on 9 Apr, 2019
    3 Ob-Gyn Coding Scenarios Solved
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    Here’s a fun little coding challenge for you. Get out your ICD-10-CM, CPT®, and HCPCS manuals, and see which codes you need to paint the full picture of this scenario. One of your adult patients steps on a rusty nail, which opens up a 1.2 cm   Read more..
    Posted on 5 Apr, 2019
    Can You Code This Tetanus Case Study?
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    If you’ve noticed a small yet significant decrease in your pathology practice or clinical lab income for the first quarter of 2019, don’t be surprised. That’s because CMS estimates the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) changes will result in an overall two percent decrease   Read more..
    Posted on 2 Apr, 2019
    Uncover How the 2019 MPFS Could Be Negatively Affecting Your Path/Lab Bottom Line (and What You Can Do About It)

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