Sometimes, the difficulty in treating patients lies in knowing how to code their ailments.
Coding expert Bill Dacey reacts to CMS’s 2019 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that would collapse office Evaluation and Management code levels—and payment rates.
A look at recent lawsuits the U.S. Department of Justice has pursued for illegal upcoding, downcoding, and excessive coding claims.
Here are five reasons why CMS’s proposed Physician Fee Schedule for Evaluation and Management guidelines might improve patient care.
The lesser known follow-up to Dan Brown's international best seller, "The Da Vinci Code," is ICD-10, featuring less clues but plenty of confusing codes. Get your hands on a copy today!
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.
Coding expert Bill Dacey explores coding for ongoing wound care and unexpected, extended care for a diabetic patient.
Accurate and complete documentation helps physicians avoid denials.
When appealing denials, keep these three tips in mind.
Here are some do’s and don’ts when applying these three common modifiers.