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Vertebral Fractures – Proper Documentation & Coding

The various image-guided percutaneous procedures used to treat Vertebral Fractures include terms such as Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty,  Sacroplasty and Augmentation.  The nuances of these procedures often cause confusion. This article discusses these procedures, their documentation, and CMS policy to obtain more clarity.

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New-C-Codes for ASC

Higher Payments for New C-Codes for ASC in 2023

Historically, CMS has created and assigned “C” codes (alpha/numeric) for devices such as drug eluding stents (DES C9600-C9608) and/or hospital billing under HOPPS. For 2023, CMS has created approximately 50 new C codes specifically for billing in the ASC setting, several of which affect coding and billing for some Interventional Radiology and Cardiac Catheterization procedures.

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Prepare for MIPS/MACRA 2023

It’s that time again to make sure your practice is on track for reporting MACRA/MIPS for 2023.  Below are some resources to assist you in understanding the MIPS/MACRA requirements for 2023.

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2023 E/M Updates for Consultation Services

The American Medical Association (AMA) published many changes impacting CPT® E/M codes and guidelines, taking effect Jan. 1, 2023. There are 25 deleted codes and many revisions to codes and guidelines in five code categories.

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Vertebral Fractures – Proper Documentation & Coding

The various image-guided percutaneous procedures used to treat Vertebral Fractures include terms such as Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty,  Sacroplasty and Augmentation.  The nuances of these procedures often cause confusion. This article discusses these procedures, their documentation, and CMS policy to obtain more clarity.

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