07/10/17 | New Category III codes effective Jan 1st, 2018
 

You will want to update your bone marrow aspiration coding for 2018 as well as some adipose-derived cell therapy for hands

New Category III codes effective Jan 1st, 2018
 
07/10/17 | Spinal surgery
 

If you do any spinal surgery you want to be aware of the Medicare changes that are taking place regarding number of levels, number of cages as well as diagnosis issues.

Spinal surgery
 
06/10/16 | CMS starting to list ICD-10s not covered
  Unspecified ICD-10 codes be careful
CMS starting to list ICD-10s not covered
 
07/09/15 | Total joint issues from CMS
  Total joint issues from CMS
Total joint issues from CMS
 
12/31/14 | Holding claims and fee schedule issues for 2015
  Medicare wants claims held starting Jan 1, 2015
Holding claims and fee schedule issues for 2015
 
08/20/14 | Medicare finally catching on that modifier 59 is not enough
 
Medicare finally catching on that modifier 59 is not enough
 
07/22/14 | Keep an eye on your private payer contracts..
 
Keep an eye on your private payer contracts..
 
07/22/14 | Proposed 2015 Fee Schedule is out
 
Proposed 2015 Fee Schedule is out
 
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CMS/CCI has reversed their previous edit of all arthroscopy CPT codes with 29826 and they changed this to go retro to Jan 1, 2012.  So if you have been denied for reporting 29822 or 29823 or 29825 or 29806, etc with 29826 you will want to rebil.

New 18.1 CCI edits are out:

They deleted these pairs and now they are billable together:

Col 1 Col 2

 

29806

Shoulder arthroscopy/surgery

29826

Shoulder arthroscopy/surgery

29826

Shoulder arthroscopy/surgery

29820

Shoulder arthroscopy/surgery

29826

Shoulder arthroscopy/surgery

29822

Shoulder arthroscopy/surgery

29826

Shoulder arthroscopy/surgery

29825

Shoulder arthroscopy/surgery