Identifying Common Coding Errors for Lower Extremity Arterial Interventions

  September 9, 2022 | By Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, RCCIR, CIRCC Each day thousands of patients are undergoing one or more therapeutic interventions, the most common ones being angioplasty, stent and atherectomy of the lower extremity arteries to treat various forms of peripheral vascular disease. This article will highlight the most common…

Lessons Learned Drive 2023 Planning

  August 19, 2022 | By Shannon DeConda, CPC, CEMC, CEMA, CPMA, CRTT Training techniques used from the 2021 Documentation Guidelines training and implementation may be helpful with training for these updates as well, even though these updates relate to different types and places of service.  However, a lesson learned from 2021 was that education,…

Coding and Billing of Molecular Pathology and Genetic Testing

  November 12, 2020 | By Priscilla J. Alfaro, MD, FAAP, CPC, CPMA, COC, CFE Genetic testing has grown exponentially over the last decade.  The elimination of patent protection on human genes, the proliferation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology, and the rapid discovery of gene-disease connections have all contributed to this trend. * The rapidly…

Concurrent Critical Care

  May 6, 2022 | By Shannon DeConda, CPC, CEMC, CEMA, CPMA, CRTT A great deal of time was spent this year with new coding updates focusing on critical care split shared updates, but not much time was given to all of the other red-lined updates in the critical care section of the CMS Claims…