Jun 1st, 2012
 Find out the latest on gastroesophageal reflux diagnosis and treatment coding. By Rebecca M. Hovis, CPC, CPC-P, CGIC Gastroesophageal reflux is the backward flow of the gastric contents into the esophagus due to improper functioning of the lower esophageal sphincter (also called the cardiac sphincter). Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ICD-9-CM 530.81 Esophageal reflux, is a ...
In Coding
Jan 3rd, 2011
The American Medical Association (AMA) recently published updates to CPT® Category I and III codes for 2011. The AMA has made a couple of noteworthy changes to its original CPT® 2011 corrections document. To ensure accurate reporting of health care services, you’ll need to correct your codebook with a parenthetical note in the Surgery section and an introductory ...