CMS finalizes the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Did you see?  CMS finalized the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.  Key takeaways include: A 4.5% reduction to the CY 2023 Medicare Part B conversion factor will take effect Jan. 1. CMS will continue to not recognize subspecialties for defining initial vs....

Tips & Expertise: 2023 E/M Changes

Q:  Can time spent pre-charting the day before or charting notes a day after the date of the encounter be counted towards the total time for the E/M?​ A:  Per time guidelines, only time spent on the date of the patient encounter can be counted towards the total time...

Haugen Academy’s Guide to the 2023 E/M Changes

Purchase Webinar Shea Lunt, RHIA, CPC, CPMA, PMP Consultant Shea is a consultant for The Haugen Consulting Group with 11 years of health care industry experience. Shea has experience working on the professional fee side of coding, auditing, education and compliance...

Tips & Expertise: 2022 CPT Profee Updates

Q:  What’s the purpose of category III codes?​ A:  The use of category III codes allow data collection for these services/procedures.  Use of unlisted codes does not offer this.  If a category III code is available and describes the procedure performed, it must be...

Social Determinants of Health Example Case Studies

​Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the environmental conditions where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life risks and outcomes. Some examples include income level,...