After earning my Master of Business Administration degree, I worked in the financial field until about three years ago, when I reached a turning point in my career. Healthcare business has always been a long-distance dream for me; and after seeing an AAPC coding course advertisement in a magazine, I decided to give it a ...
Refine your craft by consulting these insightful medical coding resources. As a coder striving to be the best version of yourself, you’re probably constantly scouring the internet for any and all available resources that can help you polish your skills. Outside of the usual suspects, such as your code books and code lookup tools, these ...
When clinical documentation gets overrun with auto-populated data, it’s time to redirect technology to better serve our patients. Medical providers will no longer be required to document the history/medical interview during outpatient/office services in health records starting Jan. 1, 2021, per the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule. This new policy is supported ...
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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 ...
When and how to use this modifier appropriately, that is the question. Surgeons work hard, so when they perform beyond the “typical” hernia repair or the not-so-usual third meniscal repair, a higher reimbursement is warranted. Appending modifier 22 Increased procedural services to the surgical code tells the payer the surgeon went above and beyond the ...