Ambulance Transportation CPT Codes and Modifiers

Ambulance transportation services that are covered in Medicare part B covers ground ambulance transportation when a patient needs to be transported to a hospital, critical access hospital, or skilled nursing facility for medically necessary services while the transportation in another vehicle could be hazardous for patient’s health. However, ambulance transportation has certain risks. The risk […]

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Tips for Avoiding Podiatry Coding Mistakes in 2020

A person who has dealt with medical coding since long can realize, medical coding is a complex, sometimes illogical, and dynamic. Frustration and medical coding go hand in hand that could lead to declination in revenue performance. A small mistake in medical coding can result in claim rejections and decreased rate of reimbursement. Podiatry coding […]

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Coding Updates for Urology in 2020

Multiple coding changes have been made either half-yearly or yearly basis with small reporting to the medical community from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as well as other private carriers. Owing to multiple modifications and their extended reporting, billers, and coders, and physicians are unaware of new guidelines until months later when it […]

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Best Practices for Radiology Billing and Coding process

The radiology billing and coding was usually seen as a bulky process. It is quite difficult to stay upgraded on different changes in rules and regulations of an individual payer. Irregularity in billing and coding can occur in the tough radiology environment. Moreover, this can create hurdles such as lost or under-coded filing and the […]

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Medicare Payment Rates for COVID-19 Test and CPT, HCPCS Codes

CMS recently announced new payment rates for Current Procedural Terminology codes developed by the American Medical Association for Covid-19 diagnostic tests. The federal agency updated guidance on May 19, to include Medicare Payment Rates for COVID-19. CPT codes 87635, 86769, and 86328, which can be used by healthcare providers. Laboratories can use these codes to bill […]

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COVID-19: All You Need To Know About ICD-10 Codes and Reporting Guidelines

From the upsurge in the pandemic COVID-19, government authorities and associations such as American Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other Medicare professionals are working hand in hand to mitigate the intensity of the outbreak. With the introduction of new codes and reporting guidelines designed for COVID-19 from the past […]

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SEVEN WAYS CODING AND BILLING STRATEGIES CAN IMPROVE YOUR REVENUE

As per the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) increasing the revenue of the practice rely largely upon filing correct claims which satisfy all reporting guidelines, filing appeals, and tracking denials within the timeline. Apart from this, keeping your business financially healthy is not a simple practice as practices changing from the fee-for-service model to value-based care. […]

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Chiropractors coding updates in 2021

It has been witnessed that the demand for chiropractic care is increasing owing to a combined treatment for numerous musculoskeletal conditions. Chiropractors practice different techniques in order to lower pain, boost function, and improve mobility in the body. Nevertheless, there are particular codes and billing guidelines to identify such kinds of services. With the help […]

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Newly Added Lab Specimen Collection HCPCS Codes COVID-19

CMS announced the creation of new COVID-19 lab specimen collection HCPCS codes G2023 and G2024 through their COVID-19 Interim Final Rule effective on and after March 01st, 2020. The rule specifies that these codes are only chargeable by independent laboratories and only in instances where trained personnel from the lab travel to collect the specimens […]

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