Sep 1st, 2011
As always, careful review of the documentation is necessary for correct coding, as well. By Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASCC, CCS-P When documented by a physician, the simple statement “removal of lesion” can lead to many different coding choices. To choose the correct code, you will need three precise pieces of information: The type ...
Jul 1st, 2009
Billable or Not? By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC A payer representative recently wrote to Coding Edge with a problem: “A clinical pathologist is also the medical director of a hospital-based laboratory. He is paid a hospital salary for his services as the lab director. He has been billing lab codes with modifier 26 Professional ...