Coding

Coding

In Audit
May 10th, 2016
We know: You can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job. So, stop and think about it: is what you are doing now where you expected your career path to take you? I never dreamt that I could have such a fu...
In Audit
May 10th, 2016
How do you determine if a superficial I&D of an abscess is simple or complicated? During an incision and drainage (I&D), the provider makes an incision over the abscess into the abscess cavity and allows it to drain. It may be left open allow...
In Coding
May 9th, 2016
There is no separate code to report wound irrigation, and the procedure is not separately coded or reimbursed. The National Correct Coding Initiative (chapter 1, “General Correct Coding Policies for National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual for...
In Coding
May 9th, 2016
Accurate diagnosis coding is crucial for patient care and compliant, optimal reimbursement. In the outpatient setting, you should never assign a diagnosis unless that diagnosis has been confirmed by diagnostic testing, or is otherwise certain. Uncerta...
In Coding
May 3rd, 2016
An audit tool can replace a physician in E/M Medical Necessity determinations; believing that is the #1 mistake you could be making. You are awesome, but unless you are also a peer to the treating provider, you aren’t qualified to make a determ...