Understanding facility versus non-facility in the physician fee schedule explains the RVU and payment differences that practices receive when … [Read more...]
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Written for coders and medical professionals, Nicoletti Notes is a coding blog designed to keep you up-to-date with coding news and refreshers. Written by CodingIntel founder and coding expert Betsy Nicoletti.
Do you sign up for email lists and then wonder why you did it? We all do, don’t we? But, one email I always read is from the Department of Justice … [Read more...]
CMS states it wants to increase pay to primary care physicians. And while we might quarrel with their strategies or with the speed of achieving the … [Read more...]
Advance Care Planning CPT® Codes Overview Primary care practices perform countless tasks every day for which there is no payment. CMS continually … [Read more...]
When we first implemented ICD-10, we all had a lot of fun with the ICD-10-CM external cause codes. But, do we need to use them? The answer to that … [Read more...]
Whether using the original 1995/1997 guidelines or the 2021 new office/outpatient code guidelines for selecting the level of E/M service, the question … [Read more...]
An Overview of Colonoscopy Coding Guidelines A screening colonoscopy should have no patient due amount for an insured patient, but if the … [Read more...]
Years ago, I worked with a physician who was chronically behind in dictating his notes. The charts were crammed into boxes by date, lining the walls … [Read more...]