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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Physician Notes:

New CMS-1500 Requires Letters, Not Numbers, for Dx Pointer

Plus: HIPAA gets its random audit program into gear. Although CMS’s latest iteration of the CMS-1500 form (version 02/12) doesn’t include drastic changes, it does feature one adjustment that appears to be tripping up coders across the country, according to a news blast from Part B MAC National Government Services. And since you can only use the previous CMS-1500 form [...]