Quick Coding Guide for Breastfeeding Related Services

Sometimes, I don’t have to do any of the work except to make friends and provide attribution.  Today’s installment features a wonderfully concise, helpful guide to CPT coding for breastfeeding related services, care of the National Breastfeeding Center. Some sample text: Billing for problems with breastfeeding and lactation is just like billing for any other problem. Using standard …

2012 RBRVS Calculator Updated

The free RBRVS calculator has been updated for the 2012 Revised CPT data, which includes a return of the 1.000 GPCI floor, some updated codes, and an increase to the new CF. You can see it all here.

Practice Makeover: 101 WAYS TO TRANSFORM YOUR PRACTICE

At our Users’ Conference last summer, Brandon Betancourt gave a presentation entitled, “Practice Makeover: 101 Ways to Transform Your Practice.”  I was teaching at the same time, so I couldn’t attend, but I did hear the applause at the finish. I knew PCC had his handouts, so I went through them and was blown away.  Brandon did a tremendous amount …

PCMH Payoff in NC

Holy smokes. The Governor of NC just issued quite a press release: “Care management saved N.C. Medicaid nearly $1 billion over four years, according to a new analysis by a national health care consulting firm.”  You can read the rest here. Given that there isn’t anywhere close to full PCMH coverage in the NC Medicaid program, …

2012 96110 Update – Good News [Update]

It looks like your hard work paid off!  From a CMS bulletin dated 12/29/2011: This change resulted in many questions and potentially unintended consequences for other payers. We want to be clear that Medicaid and other private payers will be able to continue to use code 96110 even though it is a statutorily non-covered service …