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Feb 19th, 2020
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Diagnosis coding brings the unique challenge of knowing when to use a 7th character on your ICD-10-CM code and then determining which character applies. These tips will help you refine your diagnosis coding skills.  Tip 1: Don’t Ignore 7th Character Requirements  If ICD-10-CM indicates a code requires a 7th character, you must report a seven-character code. Payers will not ...
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Dec 5th, 2019
Comments Off on Translate CPT® 2020 Tissue Grafting Code Descriptors for Accurate Claims
“Other” tissue graft code 20926 turned into a sort of catch-all code over the years, but that will change with the  CPT® 2020 code set. On Jan. 1, 2020, you’ll have five new medical codes to use in place of 20926. Be ready with these helpful pointers. Look at 15769–15774 Instead of 20926 In the CPT® 2019 code set, ...
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Feb 19th, 2019
Comments Off on ICD-10-CM: Don’t Give Up Too Soon When Coding Flank Pain
Flank pain is a complaint a lot of general practices and specialties see. Here are some pointers on how to code correctly for this common condition. Find Flank Under Abdominal in the Index The flank is the side area of the torso below the ribs. To code for flank pain, start by looking at the ...
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Dec 13th, 2018
Comments Off on Obstetrics: Take the Confusion Out of Pre-Existing Hypertension ICD-10-CM Coding
How to code pre-existing hypertension in pregnant women...
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May 29th, 2018
Comments Off on 3 Fast Tips to Improve Nerve Conduction Study Coding
Clinicians use nerve conduction studies (NCS) to assess peripheral nerve function. Here are three pointers that are essential to accurate NCS coding. 1. Know Where to Find NCS Codes Let’s start simple. You can’t report nerve conduction studies if you don’t know where to find the codes, so here they are. You choose the correct code based on ...