Nov 1st, 2012
By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC  In most circumstances, you would not code separately for suture removal. There isn’t a dedicated CPT® code for suture removal, and both the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) consider suture removal to be an integral part of any procedure that includes suture placement. ...
Sep 1st, 2012
By Jeannie Dean, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA There is a common misconception that you cannot bill for fracture care in the emergency department (ED). The truth is that emergency physicians provide fracture care on a regular basis. To determine if fracture care can be billed in the ED, you must decide if the emergency physician is ...
Jan 1st, 2009
Modifiers 54, 55, and 56 come in handy for coordinating care claims By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC All CPT® procedure codes that include a global surgical package consist of three parts: pre-operative services, intra-operative services, and post-operative care (including all related follow-up visits during the global period). On occasion, however, a physician may provide ...