Look for big changes to ENT procedure coding in 2018

By | 2017, Coding and Auditing, Practice Operations, Regulatory Compliance
Look for big changes to ENT procedure coding in 2018 Endoscopy codes will see some of the biggest changes of all procedure codes next year under Medicare’s 2018 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule. Below are the highlights. Brand-new endoscopy codes. CMS is introducing five new nasal/sinus endoscopy codes that each represent a bundle of...
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MIPS survival guide for 2018: How to avoid a negative adjustment

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MIPS survival guide for 2018: How to avoid a negative adjustment By Grant Huang Director of Content at DoctorsManagement January marks the start of the second year of Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) – but the end of the transition year. That means tougher minimum reporting requirements just to avoid a negative payment adjust...
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Improve Your E/M Coding by Focusing on Medical Decision Making

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Improve Your E/M Coding by Focusing on Medical Decision Making By Grant Huang Director of Content at DoctorsManagement Now that CMS is committed to revising its E/M documentation requirements to reduce the burden and complexity they pose to providers, it’s a great time to review the trickiest E/M component: medical decision making (MDM). Remember: CMS...
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ONC Relaxes EHR Certification Rules in a Potentially Risky Move

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ONC Relaxes EHR Certification Rules in a Potentially Risky Move By Grant Huang Director of Content at DoctorsManagement In a surprise move, the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is relaxing certification standards for electronic health records (EHR) systems. The announcement came in a Sept. 21 blog post that cited...
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