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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

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
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
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
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