Coding expert Bill Dacey clears up some confusion about split billing and combination visits.
Bill Dacey, CPC, MBA, MHA
Medicare’s new G2012 code for virtual check-ins may lead to cost savings. It could also cost patients money and potentially cost providers in patient satisfaction.
In order to justify the Level 4 E/M visit, make sure you have recorded all necessary information—and clearly label it for the payer auditor to easily find.
How to code varies on the circumstances. Many coding scenarios are determined by context—not absolutes.
How CMS’ final rule will affect documentation, time-based billing.
This month’s coding questions look at how timing plays a role with annual checkups and the stipulations that must be met for coding by time.
Coding expert Bill Dacey answers your latest coding questions, including an inquiry on why Medicare denied an initial visit claim.
Take time to clarify the midpoint rule, review CMS’s proposed guidelines for Evaluation & Management, and ask why you’re being instructed to change billing codes.