Drug screen codes were completely revised again; will your practice be hit with denials.
Another new year and another new set of drug screen codes. Just when you and your staff were getting comfortable with the codes introduced in 2015, Medicare introduced an entirely new set of codes for 2016. And these new codes don't crosswalk to the deleted Medicare or current CPT® codes.
Denials for drug screens are higher than ever, and these new codes will completely change the way you report drug screen codes to Medicare. For example, G0434 was split into two codes; which one do you use? If you don't know the answer, it could cost your practice thousands.
Make sure your practice is ready to code, report and get paid for drug screens in 2016. Join our veteran coding expert, Marvel Hammer, as she thoroughly breaks down drug screen coding and provides:
- An understanding of the basic definitions you need to know to code and bill drug screens, including presumptive, definitive, qualitative, quantitative and drug classes.
- Ways to speed up your coding and prevent denials with an in-depth review of Medicare's seven new drug screen codes (G0477-G0483).
- Answers on how new codes compare to old drug screen codes such as G0431 and G0434.
- The latest guidance on reporting CPT codes so you can protect your private payer revenue.
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