2015 CPT Code Changes

2015 CPT Code Changes

The new CPT changes take effect January 1st. Understanding the new codes is crucial to obtaining the proper reimbursement for your services while also staying compliant with current coding and billing requirements. The changes for 2015 address a number of interrelated issues. Clinical practice has evolved and several issues required CPT clarification. CPT 2015 offers…

UnitedHealthcare Names RT Welter & Associates as a National Resource for ICD-10 Training

UnitedHealthcare Names RT Welter & Associates as a National Resource for ICD-10 Training

UnitedHealthcare is an operating division of UnitedHealth Group, the largest single health carrier in the United States. What is UnitedHealthcare’s recommendation for network providers about the transition to ICD-10? Physicians and facilities who have not yet begun planning for the transition to ICD-10 need to begin immediately. Those who have already begun ICD-10 transition plans should…

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Snow Day Disaster…

S32.2XXA — Fracture of coccyx W00.0XXA — Fall due to slipping on ice Y93.H1XA — Shoveling snow Y92.014 — Place of occurrence, driveway In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with the new and expanded code set and…

Credentialing Updates!

Credentialing Updates!

CAQH ProView™ is Coming in February 2015. The CAQH® Universal Provider Datasource® (UPD) is trusted by more than 1.2 million healthcare providers as the premier resource for self-reporting demographic and professional information to payers, hospitals, large provider groups and health systems. Now CAQH is significantly improving the UPD to make it more useful and easier…

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Happy New Year, Boogie Down…

S93.421A — Ankle sprain W18.49XA — Slipping, tripping, or stumbling Y93.41 — Dancing R78.0 — Finding of alcohol in blood Y92.252 — Dance hall as the place of occurrence In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with the…

ICD-10 is Alive and Well, and Just Dodged the Biggest Bullet to Date

ICD-10 is Alive and Well, and Just Dodged the Biggest Bullet to Date

Saturday night, in a rare weekend session, the so-called “Cromnibus” federal funding bill, “HR 83 – Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015” passed the US Senate without any amendments delaying ICD-10, after passing the House of Representatives late in the evening on Thursday, December 11. Selected physician groups had attempted to insert a two-year…

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Holiday Pastime Gone Awry…

S68.011A — Complete traumatic amputation of right thumb W01.118A — Fall with striking against sharp blade V00.211A — Fall from ice-skates Y92.330 — Ice skating rink as place of occurrence In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with…

Meaningful Use to End in 2016 Per CMS

Important CMS Updates — Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for CY 2015

Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for CY 2015 On December 2, CMS issued a notice: Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for Calendar Year 2015 CMS-6056-N, effective January 1, 2015. This notice announces a $553.00 CY 2015 application fee for institutional providers that are initially enrolling in the Medicare or Medicaid program or the Children’s Health…