Apr 1st, 2012
Part 1: Make room for the latest in CPT® coding. By Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, ACS-PM, CHCO, and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® 2012 brings important changes to pain management coding. In the first of this two-part series, we’ll: Review the revised coding guidelines for sacroiliac (SI) joint injection. Clarify the methodology ...
May 1st, 2010
By Kerin Draak, MS, WHNP-BC, CPC, CEMC, COBGC Providers of long-term care services must comply with several different regulating criteria, and it is the coder’s responsibility to understand applicable rules when coding these unique services. In recent years, there have been extensive changes in the Nursing Facility Services section of the CPT® manual. Although this ...
May 1st, 2008
Coding Orthopedic Procedures in the Emergency Department by Sarah Todt, RN, CPC-EDS Emergency department (ED) physicians are often the first line in evaluating, diagnosing and treating injuries. On occasion, emergency physicians have an opportunity to provide additional services beyond typical evaluation and management (E/M). Due to the complexity of orthopedic injuries, ED coders must have ...
Sep 1st, 2007
If you discover another problem during a workers’ comp visit, you don’t have to make the patient return for a second visit — if you document properly. By Douglas J. Jorgensen, DO, CPC Mrs. Johnston arrives at the office complaining of her usual right hip pain, the result of a work-related injury covered under workers’ ...