MERIDIAN PROVIDES MEDICAL MANAGEMENT - MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING With the new CPT code set for 2017, came changes to the codes for diagnostic and screening mammography. Prior to 2017, two codes were needed to report diagnostic or screening mammography. Effective 1/1/2017, there are now just three codes which include computer-aided detection (CAD) when performed. Codes 77051, 77052 and 77055 -77057 were deleted. United Healthcare updated their Breast Imaging policy on 1/13/2017 to include CAD when performed for...

By Susan D’Agostino, RN One of the most frequent complaints I have heard from physicians when using an EHR is, too many clicks.  Why do I have to click so many things? Why does it take so many clicks to get something done? From KevinMD.com Working with Today's EMRs is Mentally Exhausting to AmericanEHR Blog Has EHR Increased Your After-Hours Workload?, doctors have plenty to say. And, they have a valid point. When a physician is mandated to...

CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage By Eric Barnes, www.AuntMinnie.com staff writer December 15, 2016 -- In a stunning year-end setback for screening CT colonography, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has turned down a request by advocates for CT colonography to reconsider its 2009 decision not to pay for the imaging-based colon cancer screening exam. The American College of Radiology (ACR) said it has been informed by CMS that the agency would not...