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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Novel Coronavirus Update:
Address COVID-19 With These 5 Tips
 Hint: Keep on top of all the updates and requirements. The Centers for Disease Cont... Read more
E/M 2021:
Prepare Now for 2021 Office Visit E/M Coding Changes
Tip: Know the details on time and MDM. Next year will be an exciting time for providers w... Read more
Part B Payments:
Boost Your Fee Schedule Smarts With These 8 Facts
Tip: Peruse the MPFS searchable database for billing questions. The feds continue to roll... Read more
Part B Coding Coach:
Add 3 Tips to Your Modifier 78 Claims Checklist
Hint: Know the nuances between modifiers 59, 78, and 79. Choosing the correct modifier ca... Read more
Reader Question:
Get the Scoop on New Vaping-Related Disorder Code
Question: Our practice sees more and more patients with health issues related to vaping an... Read more
Physician Notes:
Don’t Delay — Send Your MIPS 2019 Data Before the March 31 Deadline
Plus: Get the details on the revised CMS-855R. If you're struggling to send your 2019 Mer... Read more
Part B Billing:
Know Billing Basics When Treating Family Members
Tip: Don't forget about medical ethics and state regs. Providers treating family members ... Read more
National Correct Coding Initiative:
Master NCCI PTP Edit Pair Guidelines with Expert Advice
Know how 0, 1, and 9 add up to total coding success. Maybe you're grappling with the late... Read more
Quality Payment Program:
Determine MIPS Eligibility With This 2020 Primer
Hint: Find out if your stats point toward MIPS exemption. Even though the Quality Payment... Read more
Part B Coding Coach:
Be on Solid Footing When Coding for Plantar Fasciitis
Tip: Surgery should be the last-case scenario. Patients suffering from plantar fasciitis ... Read more
Physician Notes:
Get the Scoop on New Acupuncture Coverage
Tip: Know Medicare's restrictions to sidestep denials. If acupuncture services are on you... Read more
Coding Errors:
CERT Data Highlights Providers’ Struggles with E/M Services
Tip: Boost your code choice with strong notes. It's no surprise that practices struggle w... Read more
Improper Payment Rate:
Documentation Woes Plague Part B Practices
Hint: Check claims for accuracy before you submit in 2020. As the feds streamline the cla... Read more
Part B Coding Coach:
Check the Notes Before Submitting a High-Level ED Code
Keep upcoding to a minimum with this expert advice. The popular E/M code 99285 (Emergency... Read more
Physician Notes:
Feds Plan to Ramp Up Payment Scrutiny
Plus: CMS alerts providers to Blue Button 2.0 bug. Due in part to the skyrocketing costs ... Read more
Reader Question:
Know These Facts on External Cause Codes
Question: After looking through the external cause codes in the ICD-10 manual, I was a lit... Read more
Medicare Physician Fee Schedule:
Register 3 Big Fee Schedule Updates
Hint: Expect big changes to CCM, telehealth, and more. Though E/M coding and payment turn... Read more
E/M Coding:
Feds Follow Through on E/M Revamp
Plus: CMS plans to roll out the revisions for 2021. After years of promising to rework E/... Read more
Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers:
Remember, HICNs Reject Starting Jan. 1
Tip: Use Your MACs' MBI look-up tools to find patients' numbers ASAP. It's crunch time! I... Read more
Part B Coding Coach:
CPT® 2020: Use New Pericardium and Aortic Graft Options Effectively
Hint: Don't report 99473 more than once per device. In less than a month, CPT® 2020 beco... Read more
Physician Notes:
See New Patients Over Paperwork Round-Up
Use policy updates for your 2020 planning. After months with little communication on the ... Read more