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MODERATE (CONSCIOUS) SEDATION – EXTENSIVE CHANGES FOR 2017

Currently, for most of the interventional procedures you perform, reimbursement for moderate sedation is bundled into the procedure code, but that will soon change. For dates of service on or after January 1, 2017, reimbursement for the procedure and the moderate sedation will be separated.

2017 NEW RADIOLOGY CODES

Changes to CPT codes take place every year, new codes are added, some are revised and some are deleted. 2017 is no different. Because there has to be a match between your documentation and the code(s) assigned, it is imperative to review the new codes along with the code descriptions. The purpose of this newsletter is to point out what’s new along with the 2017 professional Ohio Medicare allowable for a facility setting (hospital). Take a moment to review each of the codes and consider how these new codes could possibly impact your practice.

SPOTLIGHT ON ICD-10-CM CODING ASSIGNMENTS FOR LATERALITY IN 2017

As anticipated, significant updates were made to the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines for 2017. These guidelines are a set of rules developed to accompany and complement the official conventions and instructions provided within the ICD-10-CM itself. These guidelines are located in the front of the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding book. Be sure to take a look at the date at the beginning of the guidelines, if it doesn’t state “FY 2017” then download the current version at 2017 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
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