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10 procedures CMS proposes moving off the inpatient-only list in 2023

By Alan Condon for Becker’s Hospital Review Medicare is recommending removing 10 procedures from the inpatient-only list in 2023, according to its Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System proposed rule, released July 15. Here are the 10 CPT codes and their descriptions: 16036: Escharotomy; each additional incision (list separately in addition…

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AMA Announces CPT Update for Monkeypox Testing and Vaccination

From For the Record Magazine The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced an update to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)®, the nation’s leading medical terminology code set for describing health care procedures and services, that includes a new laboratory test code for the orthopoxvirus and two codes for the vaccines being utilized to prevent monkeypox infection. These…

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Billing, Coding Errors Costing Providers Big Time

By Amanda Norris for Health Leaders Physicians left a large amount of money on the table for services that were provided but not coded and billed, according to a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School used national survey data to conclude that a…

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