Coding Updates Effective October 2018

Eighteen Proprietary Laboratory Analyses (PLA) codes were added to the CPT list, effective 10/01/18. PLA codes started in 2017, and now number nearly 80 codes. PLA codes provide labs and manufacturers with a way to more specifically identify tests. The new code range of 0062U-0079U spans multiple tests, including: IgG and IgM analysis Antibody [...]

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The Importance of Cleared Records

One of your most important time-saving tools in EPStaffCheck is your Cleared Records library. By marking results that are not true matches, you avoid checking the same results month after month! And by entering a quick note about why a potential match was not actually a match, you can easily answer auditor questions about your […]

HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE NEWS!!

Here’s the 411, the lowdown, the scoop, the skinny – The top healthcare and compliance news of the past few weeks, plus some stories straight from the Zebu office headquarters!   Source: https://mailchi.mp/zebucompliance.com/zebulletin-1343325  

ICD-10-CM Updates Effective October 1st, 2018

The CDC has released the updated ICD-10-CM code file. On October 1, 2018 the 2019 ICD-10-CM coding updates will take effect. Changes this year include: 320 new codes 48 truncated codes 109 revised descriptors 3 deleted codes Not to worry! All the systems behind the Zebu Compliance products that you rely on are already updated […]

ICD-10-PCS Updates Effective October 1st, 2018

CMS has released the 2019 revisions to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS). On October 1, 2018 the 2019 ICD-10-PCS coding updates will take effect. Changes this year include: 392 new codes 8 revised descriptors 216 removed codes Not to worry! All the systems behind the Zebu [...]

American Dental Association Releases Updated CDT Code Set for 2019

The ADA has released its newest version of Current Dental Terminology, CDT 2019. This includes 15 new codes, 5 revised codes, and 4 deleted codes, all of which will be effective January 1, 2019. The Zebu team is implementing these changes into ClaimScrub, DataTank, EpiCoder and ABN Assistant applications, and will release a change summary […]

EPStaffCheck Licensure Batch File Tip

When compiling a spreadsheet for a licensure batch file search, be sure to format the column containing the license number as ‘text’ rather than ‘number.’ When this column is formatted in ‘number’ format and uploaded into EPStaffCheck, a ‘0’ at the beginning of the license number may be dropped resulting in a no match result […]

Healthcare Compliance News!!

Here’s the 411, the lowdown, the scoop, the skinny – The top healthcare and compliance news of the past few weeks, plus some stories straight from the Zebu office headquarters! Source: https://mailchi.mp/zebucompliance.com/june-zebulletin-1343293

ICD-11 Set to be Released on January 1st of 2022

On June 18th, the World Health Organization (WHO) released the new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). ICD contains around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, disease and causes of death. ICD-11 will be presented at the World Health Assembly in May of 2019 for adoption with a planned effective date of January 1, 2022. ICD-11 will [...]