In Coding
Sep 25th, 2017
When coding a previous or current cesarean-section (C-section) scar, Z98.891 History of uterine scar from previous surgery is appropriate when the mother is receiving antepartum care and has had a previous C-section delivery with no abnormalities. You must confirm that the mother is receiving antepartum care and there are (thus far) no complications or abnormalities of the ...
May 1st, 2009
By Janalynne Thorley-Kilgo, CPC, CPC-I, CCS Rotating coding staff or hiring new coders can be advantageous to a practice because it brings fresh eyes and a new perspective to stagnant coding routines. The downside is it can be difficult for new employees. New coders may find they are expected to code in a way they ...
Oct 1st, 2008
Sunlight on Coders’ Compensation By Brad Ericson, CPC, CPC-ORTHO Ask coders what they do and how much they make, and their answers are as varied as how sensitive to the sun they are. Some are easy burners, with salaries and careers that show the results of outside forces quickly. Some are seemingly immune to the ...