In Billing
Sep 30th, 2019
Three credible sources give three different answers, and only one is right. The definition for billing units of allergy serum preparation for patients was recently challenged by a colleague of mine who works in the allergy space. Are there limitations on diluted antigens when counting units for CPT 95165 Professional services for the supervision of ...
By Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASCC Proper diagnostic coding requires knowing what to look for in documentation and patient history. Allergic reactions are troublesome and not always easy to diagnose or code. For example, an allergic reaction might include nasal congestion and sneezing, rashes and itching, or all of the above. These symptoms can ...
In Coding
Oct 1st, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Krystexxa (pegloticase) Sept. 14 to treat the painful condition known as gout in adults who do not respond to or who cannot tolerate conventional therapy. Gout, which falls under ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 274.x, occurs due to an excess of the bodily waste uric acid, which is eventually ...
Jul 9th, 2009
A registered nurse was sentenced June 29 to nine years in prison and ordered to pay $2.6 million in restitution for healthcare fraud, federal law officials announced. Nurse Gets Nine Years for Healthcare Fraud was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In Coding
Jun 29th, 2009
Allergies and asthma often go hand-in-hand, so a patient suffering from both conditions may need to see more than one specialist. With the allergy season in full swing, now is a good time for allergy and pulmonology practices to familiarize themselves with Medicare policy to ensure concurrent care reimbursement. Service Level Ties Allergists, Pulmonologists to Codes ...