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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- 0481T Injection(s), autologous white blood cell concentrate (autologous protein solution), any site, including image guidance, harvesting and preparation, when performed

(Do not report 0481T in conjunction with 20550, 20551, 20600, 20604, 20605, 20606, 20610, 20611, 20926, 36415, 36592, 76942, 77002, 77012, 77021, 86965, 0232T)? 

(Do not report 38220-38230 for bone marrow aspiration for autologous white blood cell concentrate [autologous protein solution] injection. For bone marrow aspiration for autologous white blood cell concentrate [autologous protein solution] injection, use 0481T)? 

- 0489T Autologous adipose-derived regenerative cell therapy for scleroderma in the hands; adipose tissue harvesting, isolation and preparation of harvested cells including incubation with cell dissociation enzymes, removal of non-viable cells and debris, determination of concentration and dilution of regenerative cells  

(Do not report 0489T in conjunction with 15876, 15877, 15878, 15879, 20600, 20926)?  

- 0490T multiple injections in one or both hands 

(Do not report 0490T in conjunction with 15876, 15877, 15878, 15879, 20600, 20926)?

(Do not report 0490T for a single injection)?

(For complete procedure, use 0490T in conjunction with

0489T)?

- 0491T Ablative laser treatment, non-contact, full field and fractional ablation, open wound, per day, total treatment surface area; first 20 sq cm or less  

- + 0492T each additional 20 sq cm, or part thereof (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

(Use 0492T in conjunction with 0491T)?

(Do not report 0492T in conjunction with 0479T, 0480T)?

- 0493T Near-infrared spectroscopy studies of lower extremity wounds (eg, for oxyhemoglobin measurement)