In Coding
Aug 20th, 2010
By Denis Rodriguez, CPC, CCS, CIRCC, CASCC Arthroscopy refers to less invasive procedures in which an endoscope is placed within the joint for the performance of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. As technology advances, procedures previously performed through large incisions are now performed arthroscopically. To accommodate this emerging technology, new arthroscopy, CPT® Category III codes, a...
Oct 23rd, 2009
By David J. Freedman, DPM, FASPS, CPC While reviewing records for submission, I often see coding and billing errors in foot, ankle, and lower leg claims. Bypassing the following seven common foot and ankle mistakes and using certain tips for ensuring successful coding will help you collect what your practice is entitled to. Give Unsupported ...
Oct 1st, 2008
By Paul Cadorette, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-ORTHO, CPC-P, CPC-ASC You’re out in the yard and step into a hole. Your foot twists and you feel a pop and sharp pain in your ankle. This inversion or twisting motion of your foot happens frequently, only this time it caused an ankle sprain. With these ligaments injured, they ...