This year with the new cardiology coding and guidelines, cardiologists are in the tight spot. Furthermore; CMS lowers the reimbursement as part of its multiple procedure payment reductions for imaging services. This will lead to a reduction of 22% on the technical modules of the lower-priced services.
It is imperative to have the right coding updates for your cardiology practice; more critical than ever, considering the severe pay cuts and heightened audit scrutiny. With such rough times ahead, cardiology practices require gearing up for the latest updates on cardiology coding guidelines ensuring that there aren’t; any mistakes happening. Further; ensuring to make the cardiology practices efficient enough irrespective of the cuts.
Coding and Documentation Guidelines for Cardiology
When it comes to medical record; documentation is the significant factor. Precise documentation of your patient’s condition with every visit helps in getting the claims reimbursed quickly. MBC suggest using latest Cardiology coding guidelines using when treating your cardiology patient. This advice may differ from other payers; you should check each payer for their guidance regarding cardiology coding:
- ICD10 code Z01.818
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- ICD 10 CM code Z51.81
Following monitoring, while the patient is getting chemotherapy
- Report ICD 10 CM code Z08
For testing when chemotherapy is completed
Coding and billing for any practice with the new cardiology coding guidelines can be very perplexing. For example, when following the cardiology coding guidelines, it is obvious to get confused about the pairing of add-on codes with primary CPT codes when new codes were announced for pacemaker revisions.
Often, coding for peripheral vascular services along with cardiac catheterizations can leave you perplexed. Moreover, with the introduction of new codes this year, the coding and billing can be complex hence outsourcing to a pro-medical billing and coding service provider like MBC can work wonders for your practice. Your cardiology practice can be easily handled and can overcome any billing and coding related obstacles by having MBC as your preferred billing and coding partner.