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In Billing
Dec 1st, 2021
Documenting and coding coughs is much more complicated in 2022. Remember the days when a cough was just a cough, coded simply with ICD-10-CM code R05? Those days are over. Effective Oct. 1, 2021, there are new codes added to Chapter 18: Symptoms, signs, and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99) in ...
In Coding
Dec 1st, 2021
AAPC Senior VP of Products Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on the code changes for next year. CPT® 2022 includes 249 new codes, 93 revised codes, and 63 deleted codes. All sections of CPT® received changes in codes and guidelines. The most significant changes are to evaluation and management (E/M), arthrodesis and laminectomies of ...
In Coding
Dec 1st, 2021
These underutilized tools enable coders to work smarter, not harder. As medical coders, we are always looking for tips and tricks — anything to make our job functions more efficient. One of the most exhausting parts of coding charts is not knowing what ICD-10-CM code we should use for a specific CPT® code. Did you ...
In Coding
Dec 1st, 2021
Put your diagnosis coding skills to the test with this patient encounter. CC: Hip pain HPI: The patient is a 38-year-old woman presenting to our clinic for evaluation of hip pain, right greater than left, of more than two years duration. The patient states that it began with right hip pain, getting steadily worse over ...
In Coding
Dec 1st, 2021
End the sequela struggle for when to include a 7th character with this primer. ICD-10-CM codes aren’t just for coding; they’re also used for payments, statistics, and other health information management activities. Therefore, some codes are designed to meet certain episode of care requirements that translate into costs. For example, a code describing an acute ...