In Coding
Jul 8th, 2019
Take time to learn anatomy and surgical procedures to lessen coding confusion. Surgeons often use the terms “arthroplasty” and “replacement” interchangeably to describe the repair of a joint. As a medical coder, you need to be able to associate medical lingo to the formal medical terminology used in code descriptions and have a general understanding ...
In Coding
Jul 1st, 2017
Coding for shoulder procedures is evolving; keep up to date with the changes. Coding for shoulder procedures has changed significantly since 2004. If you haven’t stayed current, chances are you are under- or over-coding. To make sure you recoup proper reimbursement, let’s address CPT® codes 29821, 29822, 29823, 29824, 29826, 29827, 29828, 29806, and 29807, ...
Get a personal perspective on consumer-driven healthcare, technology, procedures, outcomes, and partnerships. Many years of weekend athletics, hiking New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and three meniscus repairs left my right knee without cartilage. Standard conservative treatments — including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), hyaluronan injections, steroid injections, and physical thera...
Jul 1st, 2011
ICD-9-CM coding for TMJ is straightforward, but payer requirements vary widely. By G. J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is where the jawbone (the mandible) is connected to the skull bone (the temporal bone). These joints on either side of the head, just below the ear, allow the jaw to open and close, ...