Transitional Care Management (TCM) Services

There is a lot of confusion surrounding reporting for transitional care management (TCM) services. CPT offers the following options to report TCM services: 99495 – Transitional Care Management services with the following required elements: communication (direct contact, telephone, electronic) with the patient and/or caregiver within 2 business days of discharge; medical decision making of at least…

Code Spotlight — Code category I21: Acute Myocardial Infarction

The list of ICD-10 code updates is extensive and Myocardial Infarctions got a makeover with this year’s revision. Code category I21 has been renamed from “ST elevation and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction” to “Acute myocardial infarction”. Additional specificity options now include type 1, type 2, and other MI types.

Code Spotlight — ICD-10 Code I16

Code Spotlight — M48.062 Spinal Stenosis Lumbar Region with Neurogenic Claudication

RT Welter & Associates is excited to present our monthly Code Spotlight! Each month, RT Welter & Associates will spotlight a unique CPT or ICD-10 code to profile and discuss practice applications of the code, as well as pertinent guideline reminders. M48.062 – Spinal Stenosis, lumbar region, with neurogenic claudication The list of ICD-10 code updates is…

Industry Hot Buttons — MACRA / MIPS Update

Industry Hot Buttons — Biomechanical Device Coding

Biomechanical Device Coding: Spine surgery has been one of the specialties hardest hit by recent CPT code bundling, NCCI edit updates, code revisions and additions, and RVU decreases. Most recently, biomechanical device coding changes were implemented, which impacts many spine surgery practice’s bottom lines. This change essentially states that all anterior instrumentation is now bundled…