Endocrinology - Articles

Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) -- New Codes
May 2nd, 2022 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Content
New codes for continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) became effective on April 1, 2022. The following information is excerpted from MLN Matters MM12564 regarding CGMs. Be sure to review this information and implement policies to ensure accurate reporting/billing. On December 28, 2021, we published the Medicare DMEPOS final rule in the Federal Register. This addressed the ...
New Codes for Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS)
October 1st, 2020 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
New codes for Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) are effective October 1, 2020 based on the grade/severity of the symptoms. This article covers the new grading scales.
Modifier 50 — Four "Must Know" Tips For Getting Paid
August 10th, 2020 - Aimee Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT, Director of Content
Modifiers added to an HCPCS or CPT© code alters the code description, providing clarity about the service for proper claim processing and reimbursement. Here are four things you must know about modifier 50 to ensure proper payment. - Modifiers are either informational or payment related. Informational modifiers provide additional...
Are NCCI Edits Just for Medicare?
July 14th, 2020 - Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
The National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits were developed by CMS to help promote proper coding and control improper coding that leads to incorrect payments with part B claims. It is important to understand that NCCI edits do not include every possible code combination or every type of un-bundling combination. With that ...
Medical ID Theft
August 16th, 2019 - Namas
Medical ID Theft "So, do you guys think you can do something with that?" John asked angrily at our first meeting with him in August 2017 as he slammed a stack of medical bills, EOBs and collection letters - three inches high - down in front of my partner and I. ...
5 Ways to Minimize HIPAA Liabilities
July 12th, 2019 - BC Advantage
Last year was historic for HIPAA enforcement. The HHS Office of Civil Rights collected a record $23.5 million in settlements and judgments against providers guilty of HIPAA violations. To avoid becoming part of that unwanted statistic, it’s important to pay extra close attention to five key areas of HIPAA vulnerability. Take ...
Preventive Medicine: Diabetes Screening
May 9th, 2018 - Find-A-Code™
Preventive Medicine Topics Page Diabetes Screening Procedure Codes 82947: Glucose; quantitative, blood (except reagent strip) 82948: Glucose; blood, reagent strip 82950: Glucose; post glucose dose (includes glucose) 82951: Glucose; tolerance test (GTT), 3 specimens (includes glucose) 82952: Glucose; tolerance test, each additional beyond 3 specimens (List separately in addition to ...
Preventive Medicine: Diabetes Self-Management Training
May 9th, 2018 - Find-A-Code™
Preventive Medicine Topics Page Diabetes Self-Management Training Procedure Codes G0108: DSMT, individual, per 30 minutes G0109: GDSMT, group (2 or more), per 30 minutes ICD-10-CM G0108-G0109: Contact payer for more specific guidelines Frequency G0108-G0109 Initial year: Up to 10 hours of initial training within a continuous 12-month period Subsequent years: Up to 2 ...
Diagnosis billing with J0888
January 9th, 2018 - Find-A-Code
The following information is from LCD L36276. The diagnosis codes listed below require the use of the EC modifier (ESA administered to treat anemia not due to anti-cancer radiotherapy or anti-cancer chemotherapy) when submitting claims for J0888. In addition, these diagnosis codes are marked with an * indicating they require a dual diagnosis. The ...
Common Diseases Treated by an Endocrinologist
July 31st, 2017 - Chris Woolstenhulme, CPC, CMRS
Some of the most common diseases treated by an Endocrinologist are: Adrenal disorders Diabetes (Type 1 and 2) All Endocrine disorders in children and adults Thyroid disorders such as Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Thyroid cancer, Graves’ Disease, and Thyroid Nodules Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Osteoporosis Men’s Health-Low testosterone; infertility Pituitary tumors Thyroid Cancer Adrenal insufficiency; Addison’s Disease Disorders of mineral metabolism Parathyroid tumors ...
Clinical Scenario for Coding with ICD-10-CM: Abdominal Pain
January 31st, 2017 - Chris Woolstenhulme, CPC, CMRS
Chief Complaint • “My stomach hurts and I feel full of gas.” History • 47 year old male with mid-abdominal epigastric pain, associated with severe nausea & vomiting; unable to keep down any food or liquid. Pain has become “severe” and constant. • Has had an estimated 13 pound weight loss over the past ...

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