In Coding
Dec 1st, 2019
AAPC’s coding expert Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on next year’s updates. Code update season is always an exciting time of year. With it brings new, revised, and deleted CPT® codes and coding guidelines that are effective Jan. 1, 2020. There are a lot of CPT changes to learn about: The CPT® 2020 code book ...
In Coding
Oct 31st, 2019
Help physicians and patients understand exactly what it all means. One of the most asked questions coders get from patients at an orthopedic practice is: “Why is there a surgical code on my bill for an office visit?” It’s a valid question coming from a patient who was seen in the clinic, treated for a ...
In Coding
Oct 31st, 2019
Navigate with ease through the complexity of non-chemotherapy infusion encounters. Coding infusion services can seem as complicated as driving to an unknown destination without GPS, especially when there are multiple medications. Whenever you’re feeling lost, use this road map for facility-based billing of non-chemotherapy medications to find your way to proper payment. First Stop: Hierarchies ...
In Coding
Oct 7th, 2019
Don’t let insufficient documentation lead you astray. How many times has a provider asked you, “What do I need to document to get a 99215?” All too often, medical coders feel they should help their providers understand what elements of documentation are needed to warrant the higher level evaluation and management (E/M) service. Do not ...
Reimbursement requires extra effort on behalf of the surgeon, in more ways than one. For general surgeons, payment for lysis of adhesions is a battle that has become difficult to win. But with a relative value unit of 18.46, it isn’t something surgeons will let go of easily. I did my homework and found the ...