Coding & Documentation

Coding Q&A: Problem management credit with specialist involvement and A/P notes for AWV's

September 16, 2020

Will physicians lose credit for assessing problems when a specialist is involved in their care? Also, documentation required to support AWV's and problem visits in the same encounter.

Notable recent HIPAA and coding events

August 27, 2020

HIPAA settlement and new guidelines shed light on government enforcement policies.

2021 E/M guideline and leveling changes

August 24, 2020

Why practices should not fear new coding requirements

Coding: Consult notes, hospital admit code disagreement, and video complexity vs time.

August 17, 2020

Should providers should include notes in an EMR so insurance companies see CC statement? CMS vs CPT Code Book hospital admission coding. Plus, a clarification on guidelines when coding for telehealth visits.

Coding Q&A: Combining or mixing service types; HCC code capture

July 27, 2020

Can multiple services from different providers be mixed or combined and billed together? Also, what are the rules for adding HCC codes at the end of your note?

Q&A: Mixing provider types, protocols and payer behavior

July 15, 2020

Can provider types be mixed or combined and billed together? And does standard advice exist for determining telepsychiatry codes for various providers?

Coding Q&A: Remote examinations

May 20, 2020

A generalized checklist for your planning. 

A physician details his own battle with COVID-19

May 07, 2020

How his experience contracting and recovering from the disease has shaped his perspective.

Coding during the Coronavirus pandemic

March 18, 2020

Remote visits and online E&M services.

Q&A: Medicare screening changes and new E/M service codes

March 06, 2020

Why has Medicare separated depression and alcohol screenings, and will patients incur cost-sharing with new patient portal E&M codes?