Thu, 08/22/2013
Powder Springs, GA – August 22, 2013 – CSI, the leaders in consulting and education for physician and outpatient hospital medical coding, compliance and ICD-10-CM for specialty-specific content, is collaborating with MedSolutions to discuss benefit management for both Radiation Oncology and Radiology. Due to the critical nature of today’s compliance issues, special guests from MedSolutions will be present at CSI’s CROWN Seminar Series to provide information and answer participant’s questions... [+]
Fri, 03/01/2013
This article appeared in the March issue of the Radiology Coding & Compliance Expert. In the January issue (“There’s Lots Not to Like in New CCI Manual”) we told you that CMS has added a third type of edit to its Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edit collection. In addition to the Procedure-to-Procedure edits (code pairs) and Medically Unlikely Edits (frequency limits), CCI now contains Add-On Code edits that show which base codes an add-on code can be reported with. In transmittal 2636,... [+]
Fri, 02/01/2013
This article appeared in the February issue of the Radiology Coding & Compliance Expert. Chances are, you have at one time or another used a marker to black out the patient’s name and other identifying information on a radiology report before sharing it with a consultant or vendor. But you may not have been sure what specific items of information you should remove. In November the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services released guidance about methods for... [+]
Tue, 01/01/2013
This article appeared in the January issue of the Radiology Coding & Compliance Expert. Many imaging studies are ordered because the patient is experiencing pain. Once ICD-10 is implemented on October 1 of next year, radiology coders will need to be ready to assign the appropriate codes for these studies. In this article we’ll give you a run-down of how pain is classified in ICD-10, as well as the rules for sequencing the pain codes. Types of Pain Codes You can find pain codes in three... [+]