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Coding Change May Be “Financially Catastrophic” for Oncologists
The upcoming shift from HCC Version 24 to Version 28 poses serious implications for oncology practices, particularly in how they report patient complexity. A proactive approach is essential to navigate these sweeping changes effectively.
Oncology, Medical September 25th 2023
Updated ICD-10-CM Oncology Codes Announced: Important Changes to Know
The CDC’s updates to the ICD-10-CM codes bring pivotal changes for oncology practices. Ensure you’re well-acquainted with these modifications to maintain accurate and compliant reporting.
Oncology, Medical August 14th 2023
Proposed CMS Cuts Blasted by Radiation Oncology Group
The recent proposal by CMS to cut radiation therapy reimbursement by 2% in 2024 has led to serious concerns among radiation oncology specialists. With cumulative reductions reaching 20% over the past decade, the potential impact on patient access, especially in rural areas, and the perceived devaluation of the field are urgent issues that call for thoughtful consideration and response.
Oncology, Radiation August 1st 2023
AMA Releases Full Language of New CPT Code for Psychedelic Therapies
AMA’s introduction of a CPT III code for psychedelic therapies denotes a potential paradigm shift in the treatment of mental health conditions, inviting clinicians to explore these emerging modalities.
Psychiatry July 26th 2023
Evaluation/Management Codes vs. Ophthalmology Codes – Which is Better?
Dive into the intricate world of optometry and ophthalmology billing codes. Uncover the distinctions between Evaluation & Management and ophthalmology codes, and learn how their proper application can streamline your medical billing process.
Optometry July 24th 2023
CMS Must Protect Access to the ‘Gold Standard of Breast Reconstruction’
The potential removal of the DIEP flap’s unique medical billing code by CMS could pose significant barriers to this beneficial breast reconstruction option, prompting calls for its preservation to ensure continued access and patient choice. Dive in to explore the implications of this pivotal issue for breast cancer patients and the health care system.
Oncology, Surgical July 10th 2023