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2023 CPT changes for Radiology

Pulmonary Artery Revascularization 

  • 33900 – Percutaneous pulmonary artery revascularization by stent placement, initial; normal native connections, unilateral 
  • 33901 – Percutaneous pulmonaryartery revascularization by stent placement, initial; normal native connections, bilateral 

2023 CPT changes for Pulmonology 

Surgery: Respiratory System 

A new code for the repair of a nasal valve collapse, 30469, is added to report the use of low-energy, temperature-controlled subcutaneous/submucosal remodeling. 

30469 – repair of nasal valve collapse with low energy, temperature-controlled (i.e., radiofrequency) subcutaneous/submucosal remodeling) is a Medi-Cal benefit. No TAR […]

2023 CPT changes for Pediatrics

Chronic Pain Management and Treatment Services 

CMS has finalized new HCPCS codes, G3002 and G3003, and valuation for chronic pain management and treatment services (CPM) for CY 2023. They believe the CPM HCPCS codes will improve payment accuracy for these services, prompt more practitioners to welcome Medicare […]

2023 CPT changes for Pain Management

Chronic Pain Management and Treatment Services 

CMS has finalized new HCPCS codes, G3002 and G3003, and valuation for chronic pain management and treatment services (CPM) for CY 2023. They believe the CPM HCPCS codes will improve payment accuracy for these services, prompt more practitioners to welcome Medicare […]

2023 CPT changes for Orthopedic Surgery

Changes in Category III codes

  • Total disc arthroplasty code moves from Category III to Category 1 status. Code 0163T (Total disc arthroplasty [artificial disc], anterior approach, including discectomy to prepare interspace [other than for decompression], each additional interspace, lumbar) has been deleted for 2023. In […]

2023 CPT changes for Oncology

New Prostatectomy Code 

First, CPT adds a new code for laparoscopic prostatectomy that joins the existing surgical codes addressing the prostate. 

When a physician uses robotic assistance to remove the prostate, use […]

2023 CPT changes for Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ob-Gyn Coding Alert 

There are three new codes in the integumentary system section that could affect your practice, plus one deletion and one revision. 

New mesh code: 

  • 15778 (Implantation of absorbable mesh or other prosthesis for delayed […]

2023 CPT changes for Mental Health Providers

Behavioral Health Services  

In light of the current needs among Medicare beneficiaries for improved access to behavioral health services, CMS has considered regulatory revisions that may help to reduce existing barriers and make greater use of the services of behavioral health professionals, such as licensed professional counselors (LPCs) […]

2023 CPT changes for Internal and Family Medicine

Remote therapeutic monitoring (98975-98978, 98980 and 98981).  

CPT has revised the description for remote therapeutic monitoring code 98975 to accommodate the addition of a new CPT code, 98978, specifically for monitoring for cognitive behavioral therapy. (The description’s parenthetical section now includes only “therapy adherence” and “therapy response.” […]

2023 CPT changes for Urology

Surgery: Urinary System

Codes for percutaneous nephrolithotomy or pyelolithotomy (50080 and 50081) are revised to clarify which services are included when performing the procedure, so they can be properly valued. Code 50080 is reported for a simple procedure that involves stones up to 2.0 cm. Stones greater than 2.0 […]

2023 CPT Changes for Gastroenterology

Colorectal Cancer Screening 

For CY 2023, we are finalizing, as proposed, two updates to expand our Medicare coverage policies for colorectal cancer screening in order to align with recent United States Preventive Services Task Force and professional society recommendations.  

A Guide to Medical Billing Services for Small Practices

Medical billing services – the process of recording and processing claims for health care services rendered to patients is one of the most important components of a small practice. It is one of the most challenging parts of running a practice because it requires expertise in many areas, […]

Are You Looking for a Medical Billing Company?

As a medical billing company, We help you in:

  • 15% Increase in Your Practice Revenue
  • 12% Average Decrease in Denial Rates
  • 99.7% Adjusted Collections Rate
  • 30 Days Average Days of Account Receivable

Medical billing refers to […]

Brightree dme billing

Svast is highly experienced staff in Brightree Medical billing. Brightree is one of the most widely used systems for DME billing. We provide a full-service DME billing solution on Brightree. […]

Industry Trends 2

  • CVS begins a $25 million marketing campaign to promote its health services.
  • According to The Wall Street Journal, CVS Health has launched a $25 million marketing campaign to illustrate how its goods and services may help people live healthier lives.
  • Ads will air on television, streaming platforms, social media, radio, […]

Prepping for Flu season, COVID edition

The flu, which regularly takes hundreds of thousands of Americans to the hospital each year and kills tens of thousands, was not as severe as in previous years, which was a silver lining of the prior two winters. According to Peter Palese, a microbiologist and flu expert at […]

Industry Trends 1

  • The most effective way to encourage patient activation is to ensure that they are well-informed about their treatment. Patients who are better informed about their health are more likely to adopt self-management strategies, attend follow-up appointments, and challenge their doctors about their treatment. Education, on the other […]

The Future of Telehealth

COVID, as everyone knows, sparked a surge in telehealth usage and shone a spotlight on the future of telehealth for a brief while. Medical care has become more accessible and easy thanks to video consultations and other virtual care services. However, telehealth utilization is presently on the decline. […]

Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management News

In August, preventable COVID-19 hospitalizations cost the US healthcare system $3.7 billion. 

  • According to a new Kaiser Family Foundation research, the US health system spent about $5.7 billion between June and […]

Dr. Chrono

 

Svast is on of the top Medical billing for practice using Dr. Chrono. Dr. Chrono is one of the widely used EHR systems among healthcare practices. Svast has been successfully providing medical billing services on the Dr. Chorno platform for over 5 years. We provide a full-service billing solution […]

4 Key E&M Updates in 2021 for Pediatric Practice

The updates in the 2021 Evaluation and Management guidelines will mean moving the way you think on selecting the appropriate visit codes for your acute visits. In this article, we’ll cover the changes we need to expect and tips to prepare […]

5 Things you need know about Pediatric Medical Billing

Medical billing for Pediatrics requires taking into consideration that Pediatricians spend approximately 25% more time with their patients as compared to other specialty practices, and oftentimes will provide several complex and more comprehensive services to their patients. The pediatric practices need […]

BRIGHTREE MEDICAL BILLING

 

Svast is highly experienced staff in Brightree Medical billing. Brightree is one of the most widely used systems for DME billing. We provide a full-service DME billing solution on Brightree. Svast will take care of everything from claim submission to A/R follow-up, and our qualified staff will field […]

APRIMA MEDICAL BILLING

 

Svast is #1 in Aprima Medical billing. Aprima is one of the most widely used EHR systems among healthcare practices. Svast has been successfully providing medical billing services on the Aprima platform to several medical practices for over 10 years. We provide a full-service billing solution on Aprima. […]

Five Essentials for Starting a Medical Practice

1. CHALLENGE READINESS

Owning your own practice, while challenging at times, is a rewarding and satisfying accomplishment. As a physician, you are no stranger to long days and working hard to achieve what you want. Thomas Edison said it best, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is […]

Medical Practice Fee Analysis: Complete in 2 Easy Steps!

Are you finding that your practice’s fees are below other similar specialties in your area?  On your insurance payments, are you noticing that the carriers are occasionally reimbursing your practice 100% of the billed amount?

If you answered yes to either of the two questions above, it may be […]

Concierge Medicine: The New Movement for Physicians

Have you considered the benefits of adding a concierge medicine practice to your current business or perhaps switching over entirely?

3 reasons why physicians are considering concierge medicine.

1. Popularity

The number of physicians in concierge medicine remains small, but it’s growing rapidly. In 2012 there were 4,400 private […]

Hire the Right Medical Practice Manager in 4 easy Steps

Finding the right candidate can be stressful and always comes with a little risk. If you prepare well enough, you can improve your chances of finding that right person that will work well with your practice goals and operations, and fit into the culture of the practice.

How to […]

EHR Clinical Documentation: Optimization through Customization

Many projects go live using some of the basic documentation provided with the purchase and very little customization. Customization can be part of the solution but only if the optimization efforts for documentation are carefully approached.  Customization is not the Holy Grail, however if done well and with […]

Result Interfaces – Common Yet Complex

Getting these and other major decision points within an interface implementation right the first time is extremely important as the ramifications will extend far beyond the implementation itself. Between managing large and ever changing lab compendiums as well as dealing with issues identified in the first two bullet […]

EHR Go-Live Challenges -Top 5 pitfalls and quick solutions

In the bustle of EHR implementation to meet compliance with the HITECH Act and Meaningful Use, there are EHR go-lives happening every day in all parts of the country. As EHR implementation experts’ clients are constantly asking, “How did you do this before? What can we learn from […]

Why Outsource your Medical Billing?

Many practices struggle with the decision of whether to do their billing in-house or outsource medical billing.  For some practice managers and physicians, outsourcing the billing can feel scary, like you’re giving up control over a crucial part of your business.  However, if you have the right billing partner, […]