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In Billing
Jan 27th, 2016
This is a transitional time for suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS). Adjustments to DMEPOS fee schedule amounts (finalized in 79 FR 66223) are being phased in for claims with dates of service from Janu...
In Coding
Jan 25th, 2016
Tachycardia typically means a heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute. Symptoms of tachycardia include dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, and more. Risk factors include: heart disease, hypertension, smoking, heavy alcohol use, heavy caff...
Per CPT® guidelines, “When [evaluation and management] codes are ranked in sequential typical times and the actual time is between two typical times, the code with the typical time closest to the actual time is used.” This rule applies when reporting ...
In Coding
Jan 18th, 2016
Crohn’s disease is a condition of chronic inflammation, potentially involving any location of the gastrointestinal tract, but most frequently affecting the end of the small bowel and the beginning of the large bowel. All layers of the intestine may b...
In Billing
Jan 18th, 2016
Knowing what information must be part of a pathology report can be tricky. The introduction of the CPT® codebook confirms, “Reports are the work product of the interpretation of test results…. Some CPT descriptors specifically require interpreta...
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