Mar 1st, 2013
By Anna Barnes, CPC, CEMC, CGSCS Consider patient history and reason for the visit for accurate diagnosis coding. The advent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has increased patient access to a greater number of preventative services. Physicians and patients have both benefited from this new law. Patient disease processes are being diagnosed at an ...
Oct 1st, 2012
By Sarah W. Sebikari, MHA, CPC Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, if all adults 50 and older were screened for colon cancer, we could cut the death rate from this disease in half, saving approximately 25,000 lives each year. Colonoscopy is ...
Jul 1st, 2012
By Marty Kotlar, DC, CHCC, CBCS Last month, we discussed coding and billing for therapeutic procedures and modalities in chiropractic practice, concentrating on services provided to individual patients (“Add Therapeutic Procedures and Modalities to a Chiropractic Practice,” pages 22-25). This month, we’ll explore proper billing and coding for group therapy, as well as additional individual ...
Sep 1st, 2011
Determine whether 96372 or 96401 is the correct code to use. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC Several threads in an AAPC online forum, as well as inquiries from Coding Edge readers, have questioned whether 96372 Therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection (specify substance or drug); subcutaneous or intramuscular or 96401 Chemotherapy administration, subcutaneous or intramuscular; non-hormonal ...
In Audit
Aug 31st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently discovered that several of its communications incorrectly included chiropractors in the list of health care professionals who may order and refer, and is in the process of revising those documents, including change requests (CRs). CMS: Chiropractors Ineligible to Order and Refer was last modified: August 31st, 2011 ...