Jun 1st, 2012
CPT® 2012 revises intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring code usage for surgery. By Gloria Galloway, MD, FAAN Use of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) has increased over the last decade due to evidence of its role in reducing or preventing the incidence of paralysis or paraparesis in certain types of surgeries. Changes to CPT® 2012 affect codes used ...
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 ...
Aug 1st, 2007
By Catherine Gray, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CPC-CS In just a few weeks you’ll start using more than 100 new ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes. Keep in mind that the grace period disappeared a few years ago, so these codes are required after Oct. 1, 2007. Prepare yourself for 2008 with this overview of the new codes. New ...