All radiology services require proper orders, identifying the diagnosis for which the imaging is being ordered. “Rule out” or “Possible” won’t work for reimbursement purposes because professional services cannot code unconfirmed diagnoses. As such, for those types of services, include the symptom(s) as the diagnosis for which you are seeking confirmation, such as: pain, lump, inflammation, difficulty chewing, headache, drowsiness, etc. The following are the most commonly billed radiology procedures for OMS:
70330 Radiologic examination, temporomandibular joint, open and closed mouth; bilateral
On November 10, 2020, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced the addition of two new codes which will be used for the new COVID-19 vaccines along with 4 new administration codes to be used when reporting the administration of these vaccines.
Each year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes the Star Ratings System Updates for Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Medicare Prescription (Part D). This rating system was developed to help beneficiaries identify and select the health plans that best meet their needs, specifically addressing main issues:
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It is no secret that Medicare and Medicaid are steadily moving towards their goal of value-based health care. Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) identifies and rewards payers, and subsequently their providers, for increasing the efficiency and quality of care they provide to Medicare...
On October 14, 2020, CMS announced further changes to expand telehealth coverage. Eleven (11) new codes have been added to their list of covered services bringing the current total to 144 services. The new services include some neurostimulator analysis and programming services as well as some cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services.