CodeMap Compliance Briefing: 07/21/2006
Each year, we devote many CodeMap Compliance Briefings to the development of new codes and corresponding reimbursement amounts. We disseminate this type of briefing more frequently in the second half of the calendar year due to the release of new information concerning the following year's coding and reimbursement requirements for federally funded health care programs. As an example, it is only July, and we already know the preliminary new and revised CPT codes for 2007. This week's briefing contains a vocabulary list of coding terms and should serve as a reference to upcoming briefings. We thought our subscribers might benefit from a coding vocabulary lesson covering the many unique terms employed by federal health care programs, professional organizations, and providers when discussing program requirements. The following list of coding terminology should benefit newcomers, as well as seasoned compliance pros as a review of the la....
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