In Coding
Mar 29th, 2019
Here’s a new twist in automation for medical coders when charging 99000 and 99001. How about sending medical samples by drone to the lab? Drones Carry Lab Samples Lab-bound samples at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina are riding autonomous drones in a pilot project that’s part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft ...
ICD-10 reporting of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) services requires an understanding of common pathologies. When coding pulmonary disease, it helps to understand the underlying disease process. Let’s look at why pulmonary disease occurs and how circumstances affect ICD-10-CM code selection. Categorize Pulmonary Disease Pulmonary disease is divided into two basic categories: obstruct...
Diagnosis code choice relies on a thorough understanding of the four classifications of abnormal cell growth severity. The good news about cancer coding is that it is generally straightforward. If you can familiarize yourself with a few key pathology words, you’ll be headed in the right direction. Stages of Cancer Cancer is not a disease ...
Get a comprehensive understanding of the CBC test and the correct CPT®, ICD-10, and HCPCS Level II codes to use. If you have ever wondered what the components of a complete blood count (CBC) test are, you’re in luck. Here’s an explanation, with examples of the components in use. What Makes Up a CBC The ...
Be sure all ordered pathology and laboratory tests were performed, and know what’s bundled. by M. Colleen Mescall, MHA/E, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA As an instructor, I find that panel coding is one of the hardest concepts for new coders to grasp. Although panels create an efficient method to report tests often ordered together, they also ...