The Medical Minute – MMI Medical Blog

April HCPCS G Code Changes Part 2

Just a few months after HCPCS Level II received its 2018 updates, new changes are already in store. Effective April 1st, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will release several quarterly modifications to each HCPCS G code. Thankfully, AAPC has...

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HCPCS April G Code Changes Part 1

Just a few months after HCPCS Level II received its 2018 updates, new changes are already in store. Effective on the 1st of next month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will release several April G code changes. Thankfully, AAPC has outlined the...

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Shared Decision-Making For ICDs

At present, any patient who is going to receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) has to go through a rigorous set of tests and pre-certifications. These devices, implanted in those with limited life expectancy due to chronic heart failure, are the...

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Colorectal Cancer Coding Refresher

March is now in full swing, which means that we’re already well into National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to promoting regular cancer screenings. Given that this cancer causes the second-highest amount of cancer deaths across both men and women, this...

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Off-The-Shelf Orthotics Audits

All types of claims are subject to audits every now and then, but some can draw more attention than others. Such is the case for off-the-shelf orthotics, a category that has seen its number of claims double in just the past few years alone. According to the Office of...

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