Do you fully understand the coding and documentation guidelines? Nationwide studies suggest the answer to this question may be “no.” Common coding myths may be a contributing factor to revenue loss and risk of a formal audit in your practice.
Utilize the tools below to assist with your coding questions.
Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services Documentation Guidelines - CMS
Medicare Fee Schedules
Sample Letter: Appeal Letter for Services Incorrectly Denied
Sample Letter: Getting to Know a Carrier's Surgical Billing Principles
Use these links to get to more coding resources.
AMA CPT®: Current Procedural Terminology
Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services
TMA Knowledge Center
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Learn some coding basics as well as more specific information about correct coding in these articles by TMA.
Back to Basics — Documentation 101 and Self-Auditing
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The transition to the new ICD-10 coding system took effect on Oct. 1, 2015. Do you need some guidance? TMA has you covered with a variety of tools and resources to get you up to speed.
Go to the ICD-10 Resource Center
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