Thursday, October 4, 2012

Reimbursement and Coding Updates for 2012

According to ACEP's article, Reimbursement and Coding Updates for 2012, the following reimbursement and coding changes have occurred in 2012:
  • 2012 Conversion Factor 
  • Emergency Department RVUs 
  • Telehealth Expansion (includes Emergency Department Services)
  • Regulatory Update
    • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 
  • CPT Coding Changes for 2012 
  • Changes to Observation Codes 
  • Time Not a Factor in ED Code Selection
  •  ICD-9 code changes for 2012  (effective October 1, 2011 - relevant to Emergency Medicine)
    • Chart with the following:
      • ICD-9 codes detail influenza with other specific respiratory manifestations
      • ICD-9 codes detail causes of anaphylactic shock and other reactions
      • V codes expand the list of factors influencing health status and contact with health services that could help explain the reason for an ED visit
  • Additional Resources
To view the full article, please go to the following link: Reimbursement and Coding Updates for 2012

For additional billing and coding resources as well as referrals to specialists, please click the following link: Medical Reimbursement, Inc. Resources

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