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  • Your Step-by-Step Guide to ICD-10-CM Coding of Orbital Fractures January 16, 2020
    ICD-10-CM 2020 added dozens of new codes for orbital fractures, which are breaks in the bones surrounding the eye. To help you get to the correct code faster, follow these steps for orbital fracture coding. 1. Check the Orbital Fracture Location Your new ICD-10-CM 2020 options for orbital fractures allows you to identify the location […]
  • E/M 2021: Grasp the Future Roles of Time and MDM for Accurate Coding January 13, 2020
    Evaluation and management (E/M) code descriptors for office and other outpatient visits will look a lot different in the 2021 CPT® code set. One of the first steps in preparing for this major overhaul is understanding how medical decision making (MDM) and time will affect 99202-99215 in 2021. Quick background: The American Medical Association (AMA), […]
  • 99473 and 99474: Focus on 2020’s New Self-Measured BP Monitoring Codes January 9, 2020
    The clinical setting may not be the best place to get an accurate blood pressure reading, and two new CPT® 2020 codes are here to help. Medical codes 99473 and 99474 apply to self-measured blood pressure services. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Review the Codes and Descriptors Getting to know any new codes […]
  • Know What’s New in the 2020 Medicare NCCI Manual January 6, 2020
    Medicare has posted the 2020 National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) manual, with the updates helpfully marked in red, as usual. Here are some hints on what you’ll find in the latest version. Review Radiology Section’s SPECT/Planar and Oncology Updates First up are changes in the radiology services section of the NCCI manual, which you’ll find […]
  • Take the CPT® 2020 5-Question Challenge December 30, 2019
    January 1 is bringing roughly 400 CPT® code changes. See if you’re ready with this quick medical coding quiz, including links to previous SuperCoder blog posts where you can find the answers. Start Here With the Questions for 2020 Code Changes Question 1: CPT® 2020 is introducing new online digital evaluation and management (E/M) codes […]
  • Knock Out Medical Claim Denials With This 1-2-3 Prevention Plan December 19, 2019
    If denial prevention is one of your New Year’s resolutions, we’ve got some ideas to help you achieve your goal. Make 2020 your best year yet by watching the little details that matter for your medical claims, including changes for Appropriate Use Criteria, Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers, and global billing address requirements. 1. Remember That Code […]
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