The Medical Minute – MMI Medical Blog

2018 Surgery Codes For Sinuses

The new year has brought a host of new CPT codes for nearly every area of the body, and sinuses are no different. These codes, which fall into the broader category of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), include changes for bundles involving ethmoidectomies,...

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2018 ASCQR Updates

Most all aspects of healthcare saw updates at the beginning of the new year, and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) were no different. These facilities, which participate in the ambulatory surgical center quality reporting program, or ASQCR program, must meet new...

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2018 Medicare Therapy Cap

Medicare patients who receive routine therapy may need to be careful during 2018. This year, the Medicare therapy cap sits at $2,010 for the combined total for all physical therapy (PT) and speech-language pathology (SLP), while occupational therapy (OT) has the same...

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2017 Telehealth Statistics

With 2017 having come to a close, many organizations are looking back on the year to see what trends have arisen and will continue to expand in the future. Nowhere is this more evident than with telehealth, the fast-growing modern medical technique in which patients...

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2018 Radiology Coding Updates

Radiology is one of the most important fields in healthcare, so it’s no surprise that it is receiving several new CPT updates for 2018. Thankfully, most of the changes will simplify the coding process, including removing nine outdated codes and replacing them with...

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Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Coding

Though it may not be obvious to those unfamiliar with the subject, inpatient and outpatient coding have more than their share of differences. They have different guidelines, different codes, and different approaches, all of which means that they require different...

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Is Your EHR Double Billing?

Though aiming to modernize and streamline healthcare, electronic health records (EHRs) have seen their fair share of negative press over the years. Typically these stories center around issues of EHRs changing or misrepresenting patient documentation, but the problems...

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Top Hospital Billing Errors

The medical billing profession is not without its struggles, and nowhere is this more apparent than in hospitals. With so many patients coming and going on a constant basis, it can be hard to check every last claim, which in turn can lead to a number of billing...

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CMS To Cover AKI Patient Dialysis

Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they would be changing some of their coverage guidelines in regards to dialysis. Starting on January 1st, 2018, CMS will officially begin covering outpatient dialysis for skilled nursing...

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