Author "Stacy Chaplain"

By Stacy Chaplain
Jan 6th, 2020
Part 2: Consider skin lesion type, location, and excised diameter. Consideration of several factors, such as the type of removal, lesion size and location, pathologic results, intent, etc., are key to accurately coding dermatological lesion removal pr...
By Stacy Chaplain
In Coding
Jan 6th, 2020
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) ranks as the 15th leading cause of death in the United States and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55 years. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings have shown a measurable and significant reduct...
By Stacy Chaplain
In Coding
Dec 17th, 2019
The holiday season is upon us — a time to deck the halls, indulge in tasty treats, and gather with loved ones. With all the hustle and bustle of this time of year, it’s no surprise that all the season’s festive activities bring with them the risk of a...
By Stacy Chaplain
Dec 4th, 2019
While there has been more than a $5.3 billion decrease in estimated improper payments for home health services over the past three years, the projected improper payment amount for home health services during the 2018 report period was $3.2 billion. T...
By Stacy Chaplain
Dec 2nd, 2019
Part 1: Consider skin lesion removal type and depth, intent, and lesion location to avoid common coding mistakes. Accurately coding dermatological procedures can seem like a daunting task. Code selection can be confusing because skin procedure codes r...