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Dec 8th, 2014
Remember that cardiopulmonary monitoring services (e.g., 94770 Carbon dioxide, expired gas determination by infrared analyzer) are regularly bundled as inclusive components of procedures reported by the performing provider (e.g., surgeon or anesthesiologist). In such cases, you would not report the cardiopulmonary monitoring independently. Chapter 1 of the National Correct Coding Initiative Policy ...
Aug 1st, 2014
Be sure the medical record carries enough voltage to bypass reimbursement challenges. Physicians often use computer-generated electrocardiogram (ECG) reports as the baseline for their own interpretation and report. Computer-generated ECG reports, alone, do not meet the requirements to code and bill for the professional component of an ECG. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...
Jun 1st, 2010
By Holly J. Cassano, CPC As a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) who supports emergency department (ED) physicians, I am often asked how to code appropriately for the physician component of critical care services in the ED. In response, I created these 10 commandments of critical care coding in the emergency room (ER). 1. Thou Shalt ...