In Coding
Oct 17th, 2018
Modifier 54 can be key when reporting a portion of global care All medical procedures that include a “global period” are comprised of three parts: pre-operative services, intra-operative services (e.g., performance of the actual surgery/procedure), and post-operative care (related follow-up visits during the 10- or 90-day global period). If a physician does not perform all ...
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, ...
Darlene Austin, CPC, COSC, is an author and an independent coding contractor for orthopedics. Tell us a little bit about your career — how you got into coding, what you’ve done during your coding career, what you’re doing now, etc. In 2004, my job in the newspaper business ended and I needed to find a ...
Oct 1st, 2012
By Cynthia Everlith, BSHA, CPC, CMA Fracture care may seem straightforward, but there are common misconceptions and confusion when it comes to the different types of fractures and how to bill for services. To set the record straight, here’s everything you wanted to know about fractures, but were afraid to ask. What Is a Fracture?  ...
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 ...