Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Recovery Audit Contractors:
This RAC Targets 'Excessive' Hospital Visits

Plus: Angioplasty will be targeted for review effective immediately. Your doctor sees an inpatient in the morning and bills an initial hospital care code, then sees her in the afternoon and bills the subsequent care code—this is the intended use of the CPT® codes, right? No way. This is not only incorrect coding, but it will also get the attention [...]