Coding

Coding

Work Intensity and IWPUT

Practice Points Intraservice work per unit of time (IWPUT) examines skin-to-skin work of a procedure. The removal of global period visits will...

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Coding Changes for 2016

In order to ensure accurate coding, which is critical to accurate reimbursement, physicians should purchase a new CPT manual every year. In this...

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Documentation for Mohs Surgery

In 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a guidance to reduce reimbursement issues for Mohs micrographic surgery. Dr...

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Medically Unlikely Edits

Medically Unlikely Edits (MUEs) are benchmarks recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that are designed to prevent...

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Cloning and Chart Similarity

Medical record documentation for evaluation and management services includes information relevant to the patient encounter. Providing identical...

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Modifier -25 Use in Dermatology

Modifier -25 frequently is integral to the description of patient visits in dermatology. Dermatologists use modifier -25 more than physicians of...

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