HCPCS codes

January/February 2020 Issue
The 2020 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update [Feature]

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is trying to make Medicare documentation less burdensome and planning more changes that should result in a pay raise for family physicians in the future.

January/February 2018 Issue
Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018 [Feature]

New codes for cognitive assessment and care planning, team-based care management, prolonged preventive services, and anticoagulation management are among this year’s changes.

January/February 2017 Issue
New Codes, New Payment Opportunities for 2017 [Feature]

This year's changes include opportunities to get paid for some services that were previously not billable.

January/February 2010 Issue
CPT 2010: Ring in the New Decade With These New Codes [Feature]

The changes take effect Jan. 1.

Jan-Feb 2009 Issue
New Year, New Medicare Preventive Coverage [Feature]

Your practice and your patients will happily ring in these three changes.

Jul-Aug 2007 Issue
Billing for Medicare Part D Vaccines [Feature]

CMS introduced vaccine administration code G0377 for 2007, but what you will report next year is still unknown.

Feb 2005 Issue
New Year, New Medicare Benefits [Getting Paid]

The article explains what physicians need to know to get paid for providing a physical for all patients new to the Medicare program.

Apr 2004 Issue
Making Sense of Preventive Medicine Coding [Feature]

Find out how to properly code and bill for the preventive services you provide.

Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
Another Ounce of Prevention [Getting Paid]

Slowly but surely, Medicare coverage of preventive services has grown. Here's an update.

Jun 2001 Issue
Medicare Expands Preventive Screening Benefits [Getting Paid]

Starting on July 1, 2001, Medicare coverage of preventive medicine services will be expanded to include biennial screening pap smears and pelvic exams (currently, coverage is limited to once every three years) and coverage for screening colonoscopies for all beneficiaries (currently only individuals at high risk receive this coverage). The article explains what physicians need to know to get reimbursed for these services.

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