COVID-19 Vaccine Coding

  November 20, 2020 | By Brenda Edwards, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CMRS, CMCS COVID-19 has been disrupting the healthcare environment for over a year now.  Massive changes and evolutions have been introduced for how to code for services during COVID-19 including virtual visits, lab testing, and vaccinations.  This article will cover COVID-19…

Critical Care Billing: It’s the Little Things

  February 19, 2021 | By David Carpenter   Critical care billing is relatively simple. Documentation requires three items – The patient is critically ill. What the provider is doing to treat or prevent organ system failure or compromise. How much time the provider spent providing critical care. While critical care billing is relatively simple,…

What You Need to Know About Prolonged Services in 2021

  December 25, 2020 | By By Grant Huang, CPC, CPMA The New Year is nearly upon us and with it, implementation of the much-talked-about 2021 E/M guidelines for office/outpatient codes 99202-99215. These guidelines include completely revamping how time works for selecting code levels, which in turn has resulted in brand new rules for prolonged…