In Coding
Feb 10th, 2016
Prepare your clinicians and coders in case infected mosquitoes migrate to the United States. There has been a lot of talk about the Zika virus and its rapid spread through South America. The virus is mainly transmitted to people through mosquito bites of an infected Aedes species (A. aegypti and A. albopictus). These same mosquitoes also spread dengue and chikungunya viruses. One in ...
Aug 1st, 2012
By Sarah Todt, RN, CPC, CPMA, CEDC Ultrasound technology has evolved with recent changes allowing for these diagnostic studies to be performed at the patient’s bedside. The machines are more portable and affordable than ever, which has led to increased use of services. Many residency programs require training in the performance and interpretation of bedside ...
May 1st, 2012
Weed through the guidance to properly append this commonly confused modifier. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC, and Rita Von Holtum, CPC-H Nearly 18 months since its introduction at the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) 2010 CPT® Symposium, modifier 33 Preventive service continues to cause confusion. Here, we review eight quick tips that teach you when and ...