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Coding and Reporting Pediatric Preventive Care Services

Changes in Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and new rules governing employer-sponsored and marketplace insurance plans have improved access to necessary health care for children and young adults over the years. Preventative care protects children against different types of diseases and infections, and allows physicians to monitor and evaluate their physical and mental […]

Implications of Recent Changes in Bunionectomy Coding

In 2017, podiatry practices and their medical billing and coding companies saw several changes and updates in bunionectomy coding. In addition to new bunion and bunionette ICD-10-CM codes, major changes have been made to some bunion surgery CPT codes to update them depending on current methods of the repairs. Prelude to the 2017 ICD-10 Bunion […]

Modifier 25 – Understand the Facts to Avoid Misuse

CPT modifiers provide additional information for claims processing. However, the proper use of modifiers is a major concern for hospitals and physician practices, which is why medical coding companies pay special attention to this while reporting claims. CPT code modifier 25 is one of the 83 target codes that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

Billing and Coding Changes that Matter to Anesthesiologists in 2017

The practice of anesthesiology is facing certain coding and reimbursement changes in 2017. Anesthesiology medical billing companies, surgeons, chronic pain practices and other specialists need to pay close attention to the latest advances, guidelines, and specific recommendations, and incorporate them into practice. The most significant anesthesia medical billing and coding changes in 2017 are as […]