Health Information Management

APC Payment Insider, July 2009

APC Payment Insider, July 1, 2009

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login.

In this issue we look at CMS’ recent decision to expand coverage of testing for obstructive sleep apena.
Inside:
• Angioplasty and atherectomy: Report services separately only when performed in different vessels
• Blood collection: Package with infusion when performed same day
• Discontinued: Use modifier –74 only if none of the planned procedures are performed
• IV infusions and injections: Understand hierarchy to code correctly
• CT abdomen and lumbar scans: Charging for procedure not performed is inappropriate
• CT abdomen and lumbar scans: Note whether study is with or without contrast
• Lumbar myelograms: Charge for contrast once when multiple procedures are performed
• Status indicators Q1, Q2, Q3: Know when to add modifier –25

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login.

Most Popular