In Coding
Oct 3rd, 2018
To distinguish among poisoning, adverse effect, or underdosing by drugs, medicinal, and biological substances (T36-T50) when assigning ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes, consider the following definitions: Poisoning indicates improper use of a medication, to include overdose, wrong substance given or taken in error, or wrong route of administration. When reporting poisoning by drugs, biological, and biolo...
In Billing
Sep 20th, 2018
It’s time to update your seasonal influenza vaccine roster for the 2018-2019 season. Medicare provides coverage of the flu vaccine once per season (or more, if medically necessary) without any out-of-pocket cost to the Medicare patient. No deductible or co-payment/coinsurance applies. Healthcare providers are reimbursed for the vaccine and its administration. The administration code for ...
In Coding
Jul 1st, 2014
Across the country, in offices and facilities, coders are having trouble with CPT® 96372 Therapueutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection, specify substance, or drug; subcutaneous or intramuscular. Providers are not being paid for this injection administration code because it is being applied incorrectly, insurance companies say. Here’s why. The primary intent of an injection as described ...
Nov 1st, 2007
Code With an Edge that Only Specialty Credentials Can Provide By Maryann M. Cox, RN, BSN, CPC, CHC Just as patients turn to specialists to address specific health care concerns, providers seek specialty-specific credentials when hiring coding professionals to meet their practice needs. Having recently learned that a loved one suffered a heart attack, my ...