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 ...
May 1st, 2008
by Jessica Edmiston, BS, CPC For years, many of the larger carriers have used a policy called “matching.” Matching is when you code a facility claim accurately according to the documentation, submit the claim; and, if your claim arrives before the professional claim, it is kicked into pending status for the carrier to verify that ...