CMS updates the NCCI Policy Manual for Medicare Services once a year. This is a general reference tool that the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) use… Read More »2024 NCCI Policy Manual for Medicare Services
Marcy Blitch, RHIA, CCS, CIC is an Education Manager in Coding Services for UASI.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) announced in the fiscal year 2022 Hospital Prospective Payment System final rule published on August 2,2021 that it… Read More »Coding Tips: Maintenance of the ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS Coding Systems
Currently there is no specific device value for the COVID-19 booster and or third COVID-19 vaccination. Assign the sixth character device value “U,” COVID-19 vaccine,… Read More »COVID-19 Booster and Third Shot Vaccinations – November 2021 Coding Tip
Learn more about B3.7 (Control vs. More Specific Root Operations) and B4.1C as two important ICD-10 guideline changes for fiscal year 2022.
In an unprecedented move, CMS has proposed in the 2022 Outpatient Prospective Payment System Rule to put back on the inpatient only list all 298 services that they had previously removed from the IPO list in CY 2021.
Learn more about codes 33995 and 33997, which are new to the 2021 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).
The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a clinical scale used to measure a person’s level of consciousness after a brain injury. The scoring is determined… Read More »Glasgow Coma Scale – July 2021 Coding Tip
Critical limb ischemia, also known as chronic limb-threatening ischemia, is a clinical syndrome of peripheral artery disease of the lower limbs with ischemic pain at… Read More »Critical Limb Ischemia – June 2021 Coding Tip