Every year, millions of people have their wisdom teeth removed. Although it is not necessary for all patients, estimates indicate that around 85 percent of people need to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point during their life in order to prevent significant dental problems.
In last week’s post, we provided an overview of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). This code set is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and is it used primarily to bill government payers (although some private payers also utilize the HCPCS code set).
Last week, we looked at the ICD-10 and CPT coding systems, which are the two dominant code sets used for medical coding and billing in the United States today. However, if you’re billing Medicare, Medicaid, or one of a few other third-party insurance payers, you also need to be familiar with the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System […]
One of the most challenging things about medical coding(ICD-10) today is the complexity of the different coding systems. To meet your goals for A/R days and keep your revenue cycle running smoothly, your coding staff needs to be able to quickly and efficiently prepare and submit claims for processing.