In Coding
Oct 31st, 2019
Help physicians and patients understand exactly what it all means. One of the most asked questions coders get from patients at an orthopedic practice is: “Why is there a surgical code on my bill for an office visit?” It’s a valid question coming from a patient who was seen in the clinic, treated for a ...
In Coding
Oct 31st, 2019
Recently established coverage of the revolutionary cancer therapy Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR T-cell) provides Medicare patients with access to this cutting-edge treatment. The article Innovative CAR T-Cell Cancer Therapy Now Available to Medicare Beneficiaries breaks down Gilead Sciences’ Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Novartis’ Kymriah (tisagen...
Focus your job search on what excites you most. Every coder experiences a unique journey that leads them to the wonderful world of medical coding. Medical coders come from all types of backgrounds and, possibly, career fields. What we all share in common is our passion for medical coding. The Appeal Is Real The appeal ...
Don’t let the ambulatory surgery center setting blur your vision for proper payment. When a Medicare patient has a premium presbyopia-correcting (PC) intraocular lens (IOL) or an astigmatism-correcting (AC) IOL inserted for cataracts, instead of a regular IOL, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) must follow specific Medicare coding and billing guidelines to stay compliant. Many ASCs ...
In Coding
Oct 31st, 2019
Navigate with ease through the complexity of non-chemotherapy infusion encounters. Coding infusion services can seem as complicated as driving to an unknown destination without GPS, especially when there are multiple medications. Whenever you’re feeling lost, use this road map for facility-based billing of non-chemotherapy medications to find your way to proper payment. First Stop: Hierarchies ...