Author "Karla Hurraw"

By Karla Hurraw
In Coding
Oct 17th, 2016
Minor procedures (including colonoscopy and endoscopy) have a zero- or 10-day global period and no pre-operative period (other than the day of the procedure). As such, the initial office consultation with the provider to determine the indications and ...
By Karla Hurraw
In Coding
Oct 10th, 2016
Don’t forget the role of medical necessity when reporting a low-level evaluation and management (E/M) service, such as 99211 Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient…usually, the presenting problem(s...
By Karla Hurraw
In Billing
Aug 10th, 2016
Schools may require a “sports physical” for students prior to participation in sports or other programs. Typically, a healthcare provider must perform a physical exam and fill out the required form. There are two common choices to document and bill fo...