In Coding
Oct 18th, 2017
Generally, wound care involves assessment and management of the wound, cleansing of the wound, simple debridement, and removal and reapplication of the wound dressings. In most cases, it is inappropriate to report an E/M service in addition to a wound care service (e.g., debridement, application of an Unna’s boot, etc.); however, if during the wound ...
In Coding
Oct 18th, 2017
Obstetric panel code 80081 is identical to 80055, with one exception: 80081 includes HIV testing. Required components for both codes include: Blood count, complete (CBC), and automated differential WBC count (85025 or 85027 and 85004) OR Blood count, complete (CBC), automated (85027) and appropriate manual differential WBC count (85007 or 85009) Hepatitis B surface antigen ...
In Audit
Oct 16th, 2017
You billed the insurance company for a service provided by your office only to receive a denial remittance. Is the denial valid? Why wasn’t the claim paid? Who can review the explanation of benefits summary and make a determination? Enter the appeals analyst — an essential position for physician offices, hospitals and clinics, as well ...
In Coding
Oct 16th, 2017
2018 ICD-10-CM includes many new, revised, and deleted diagnosis codes, some of which pertain to mental disorders. To save you the time it takes to cross walk these codes to their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) counterparts (or vice versa), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has done it for you. For 2018, there ...
In Coding
Oct 9th, 2017
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is excessive fear and worry that an individual finds difficult to control. The disorder develops gradually, and can begin at any age. According to the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the anxiety and worry are associated with three (or more) of the following six ...