Jun 1st, 2013
Q: What date of service (DOS) should we use to report physician review and interpretation of Holter monitors (CPT® 93227 External electrocardiographic recording up to 48 hours by continuous rhythm recording and storage; review and interpretation by a physician or other qualified health care professional)? I’ve heard that we should use the date the test is ...
Jun 1st, 2012
 Find out the latest on gastroesophageal reflux diagnosis and treatment coding. By Rebecca M. Hovis, CPC, CPC-P, CGIC Gastroesophageal reflux is the backward flow of the gastric contents into the esophagus due to improper functioning of the lower esophageal sphincter (also called the cardiac sphincter). Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ICD-9-CM 530.81 Esophageal reflux, is a ...
May 1st, 2012
With so many different interpretations to coding rules, your practice can’t afford not to create one. By Pam Brooks, CPC If coding were described as a color, it would be gray. Even with CPT®, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS Level II guidelines, and despite regulatory guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office ...
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Feb 1st, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is revising certain Medicare policy which may affect physicians and suppliers who submit claims for diagnostic tests to Medicare. Revisions to Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, chapter 1, sections 30.2.9 and 30.2.9.1 (as codified in 42 CFR § 414.50) include two alternative methods for determining when to apply the anti-mark...
Feb 1st, 2009
By David Zielske, MD, CPC-H, CIRCC, CCC, CCS, RCC From a coder’s perspective, the heart is made up of chambers, valves, and coronary and pulmonary arteries and veins. Let’s focus on outpatient hospital and physician CPT® coding for diagnostic and interventional coronary arterial procedures. Branch Out Coronary Artery Coding Know-how Anatomically there are two coronary ...