The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99358 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Prolonged Service Without Direct Patient Contact.
Coding 99495 and 99496 takes more effort than deciding whether the patient is seen 7 vs. 14 days after discharge. The CPT® guidelines for transitional care management (TCM) codes 99495 and 99496 s... [ Read More ]
Ensure your home visits are medically necessary and meet payer billing requirements. By Beth Schleeper, COC, CPC, CPB, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CEMC, AAPC Fellow As a patient, having a physician co... [ Read More ]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) typically does not allow separate payment for physician services that do not require face-to-face time with a patient. As of Jan. 1, 2017, CMS... [ Read More ]
By Melody S. Irvine, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CFPC, CPC-I, CCS-P, CMRS As a physician auditor, I spend much of my time educating clinicians on proper documentation. This involves explaining and interpretin... [ Read More ]
When time is a key factor, follow these five basic rules. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC For 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) updated their CPT® codebook to better explain the rule... [ Read More ]