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CPT Code Updates for 2013

Author: Miller, Jackie

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: January 2013

The CPT code set has undergone extensive revisions for 2013, with codes, guidelines, and modifiers being revamped and updated. HIM coding professionals should download and review the CPT 2013 errata on the AMA website before starting to use the new codes. This download can be accessed at w....

Modifers – ‘Friend or Foe’

Author: Swindle, Jennifer

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011


Background: The need for modifiers to further and appropriate identify accurate coding information to all payers is critical for appropriate and accurate reimbursement. Failure to use modifiers can have a negative impact on a physician or an organizations’ revenue as witho....

2010 CPT Coding Update

Author: DeVault, Kathryn

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: February 2010

Changes to CPT codes for 2010 include 219 additions, 141 revisions, and 63 deletions. This article highlights some of the more notable changes; a comprehensive list can be found in appendix B of the 2010 CPT coding book. The changes took effect January 1.

The most n....

Key Issues in the 2009 OPPS Final Rule

Author: Clark, Andrea

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: March 2009

The final rule for the 2009 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) includes multiple revisions that hospitals must address in their practices, policies, and operations. Hospitals should develop strategies for analyzing the financial impact and operational challenges by reviewing the foll....

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