Interventional Views Blog
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Codes changed along with a reduction in reimbursement. CPT 10022 (RVU 1.88) Fine needle aspiration with imaging guidance was deleted in 2019 but it was replaced with new codes that specified the type of guidance (e.g., ultrasound, fluoro, CT, MR) used. Also, new add-on codes were added for when more than one distinct lesion was treated.
StreamlineMD is pleased to announce its new relationship with Alliance Healthcare Services to provide electronic health records software and billing services to Alliance Healthcare Services Interventional business unit...
Commensurate with the new year, it is considered best practice to review your practice's goals, policies and procedures and communicate them to your staff. Below is a short checklist of 10 key items that every practice should review annually to ensure their practice and billing performance for the new year kicks off on the right foot...
CMS proposed moving away form the current documentation guidelines to a more time-based and complexity method.
New Category III code effective July 1, 2018...
HOW TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION AND CODING DOCUMENTATION
In October 2017, we began our review of Measuring Practice Billing Performance, and explained that there is no “silver bullet”, or single measure, that assesses overall performance, but rather a series of key measures to understand and monitor monthly. These measures include, but are not limited to: Accounts Receivable (A/R) balance, A/R Days Outstanding, Net Collection Percentage, and % of A/R greater than 120 days old. In this issue, we will review the calculation and meaning of Net Collection Percentage.
Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t be a Turkey – Understand your A/R Days for better Endovascular & Interventional center performance
BOO! Determining the overall performance of your billing operations is a scary task. Unfortunately, there is no “silver bullet” to slay (answer) this “Werewolf” of a question.
There is a great deal of consternation amongst physician practices as it relates to MIPS/MACRA. While it is certainly complex and confusing, understanding the requirements and participating wholeheartedly may prove to be a real opportunity to increase reimbursement in a material way.
While CMS rules regarding billing for physician extenders, including Physician Assistants (PA) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) and other Non-Physician Providers (NPP), have been published and consistent for several years, it is common to find practices that do not know or follow them. The purpose of this letter is to simplify the rules to help keep practices in compliance with CMS guidelines. This letter specifically covers rules for billing for an extender that is enrolled with CMS versus not enrolled, and when it’s appropriate to bill the extender as “Incident to”.