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New CPT Codes to Better Support Telehealth

New codes are coming for the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set to bring more specificity to coding for an expanding range of telehealth services. Best Medical Coding Course!

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AMA’s Long War of Words Against ICD-10

One of the more notable things about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ revisions to its ICD-10 policy on Monday is the fact that the suggestions come straight from the AMA. After all, there’s been no love lost between the two organizations when it comes to that subject these past few years.

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Physicians May Soon Be Paid For End-of-Life Discussions

The American Medical Association (AMA) has submitted codes that could finally lead to Medicare reimbursement for end-of-life and advanced care conversations, five years after a previous effort was squashed when the talks were labeled “death panels.”

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AMA Calls On CMS To Delay Publication Of The Sunshine Act Database

The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the time frame for registering and using the Open Payments system to allow physicians adequate time to review and seek correction of inaccurate claims made by pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers, and group purchasing organizations under the Sunshine […]

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Postponed Billing System Causes Pain For M.D.s

A delay in requiring all providers of medical care to use a new health-records and billing system to describe treatments is giving small medical offices major headaches.

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American Medical Association Won’t Sue To Block Release of Physician Records

The nation’s largest doctors’ group said Monday it won’t try to block Medicare’s release of billing records for 880,000 physicians, although it continues to oppose the government’s recent decision to open up the massive data trove.

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Two-Midnight Rule Will Short-Change Hospitals, Providers Say

Healthcare providers say Medicare is going to short-change them on patients who spend fewer than two nights in the hospital, and delaying implementation of a new payment policy until October won’t change that.

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Countdown To ICD-10

From patient accounting systems to sticky notes and “cheat sheets” posted in exam rooms, ICD-9 codes permeate the health care environment, translating the information in medical records to numbers on claim forms and ensuring that providers get paid for the care they give.

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Medicare’s 140,000 New Diagnosis Codes Doctors Hate

The health care industry is “not progressing at a suitable pace” to be ready for tens of thousands of new government-mandated “ICD-10” codes used to describe diseases and hospital procedures in the insurance billing process, a new analysis shows.

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