What You Must Know About Medicare’s New ICD Guidelines

Find out Why Getting Your ICD-10-CM Codes Right Matters More Than Before Mark Twain wrote, “The difference between the almost right word and the right word… [is] the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.” Could we say the same about the difference between diagnostic codes? The “grace period” during which CMS allowed less than … Read more

Don’t Default to CPT® Code 99213 for “Routine” Visits

Here’s How to Support 99214-15 When They Are Appropriate Did your med school education include formal instruction in using CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes? If you’re like most practitioners, it didn’t. But Dr. Carolyn McClanahan’s did. She wrote for Forbes about a billing class she took during her residency: “We were told that most patients … Read more

What You Must Know About New Medicare Guidelines and ICD-10

Find out why getting your ICD-10 codes right matters more than before. Mark Twain wrote, “The difference between the almost right word and the right word… [is] the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.” Could we say the same about the difference between diagnostic codes? CMS’ “grace period” for implementing new Medicare guidelines for … Read more