May 1st, 2008
by Sheri Poe Bernard, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P CPT® and ICD-9-CM code selection for lacerations and their repair is a simple task if you break down coding criteria into simple components. Length, Location, and Type For CPT®, integumentary repair codes specify length, location and type of wound repair. Codes are selected by: Laceration length in centimeters ...
May 1st, 2008
by Jessica Edmiston, BS, CPC For years, many of the larger carriers have used a policy called “matching.” Matching is when you code a facility claim accurately according to the documentation, submit the claim; and, if your claim arrives before the professional claim, it is kicked into pending status for the carrier to verify that ...