Author "Stacie Buck, RHIA, CIRCC, CCS-P, RCC"

By Stacie Buck, RHIA, CIRCC, CCS-P, RCC
May 2nd, 2019
Doing so requires understanding the 2019 coding changes for reporting these two services during the same session. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, new CPT® codes were introduced to report fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies. Proper coding of these procedures...
By Stacie Buck, RHIA, CIRCC, CCS-P, RCC
In Billing
Aug 9th, 2018
Comments Off on Double-check Duplex Scan Documentation
Proper coding and reimbursement of services depend on it. Coding for duplex scans can be tricky because provider reports do not always include the necessary documentation. Here’s what you need to know about common duplex exams and the documentation c...
By Stacie Buck, RHIA, CIRCC, CCS-P, RCC
May 23rd, 2018
Comments Off on Modifying Diagnostic Test Orders
It is expected that testing facilities will not routinely modify diagnostic test orders from the ordering physician. Although diagnostic test orders may conditionally request an additional diagnostic test, the conditional request must come from the or...
By Stacie Buck, RHIA, CIRCC, CCS-P, RCC
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2018
New, deleted, and revised codes capture the latest in endovascular repair. Major changes went into effect for coding endovascular repair procedures on Jan. 1. Multiple surgical codes (34800-34806, 34825-34826, 34900) and radiological supervision and ...
By Stacie Buck, RHIA, CIRCC, CCS-P, RCC
Jun 1st, 2017
Avoid fighting stacks of denials by adhering to documentation requirements in LCDs. The importance of diagnostic test orders to proper compliance and reimbursement is well illustrated by a personal story. Years ago, I received a frantic phone call fro...