In Coding
Nov 16th, 2009
By now the official CPT® 2010 manual is either in your hands or on its way. To ensure coding accuracy, however, you will need to update your book with some new information now posted on the AAPC Web site. AMA Posts Corrections to CPT® 2010 was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In Coding
Oct 5th, 2009
Submitted by Rebecca Woodward, CPC, CEMC In the past, there was some confusion on how to properly code Morton’s neuroma, but two newly-created CPT® codes make coding this condition much less of a pain in the … foot. A Morton’s neuroma is a benign growth on nerve tissue that occurs in the nerve of your ...
May 1st, 2008
by Sheri Poe Bernard, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P CPT® and ICD-9-CM code selection for lacerations and their repair is a simple task if you break down coding criteria into simple components. Length, Location, and Type For CPT®, integumentary repair codes specify length, location and type of wound repair. Codes are selected by: Laceration length in centimeters ...
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 ...
Sep 1st, 2007
Break down the intricacies of these complex procedures to select the right code.   By Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CHCC  CPT® can be an incredible resource for coders, but when faced with a difficult operative report for a thyroidectomy, glossectomy or neck dissection, coders need every single resource in their coding arsenal. ...