A Long Time Coming: 2023 Changes to Inpatient Prolonged Services

  November 25, 2022 | By Grant Huang, CPMA, CPC It’s been two years since CMS collaborated with the AMA to revamp Evaluation & Management (E&M) coding guidelines, including a rework of prolonged services codes in the office/outpatient setting. This process culminated in a disagreement between the AMA’s CPT manual and CMS’ fee schedule final…

As Pandemic Eases, OIG Ramps Up Audits

  August 13, 2021 | By Grant Huang, CPC, CPMA With Americans having widespread access to effective vaccines, the COVID-19 pandemic is finally fading into the background for most practices, but the issue of compliance is once again rearing its multi-faceted head. This time, after billions of dollars in federal spending as part of pandemic…

Interprofessional Consult Services

  March 27, 2020 | By Grant Huang, CPC, CPMA The recent coronavirus crisis has brought non-face-to-face services to the forefront of coding and billing conversations. With the entire healthcare industry focused on caring for patients during an unprecedented and fast-moving pandemic, the goal of increasing patient access while reducing the risk of spreading infection…