In Coding
Dec 7th, 2015
Tracheostomy is an incision into the trachea to maintain a patient’s airway, and either may be scheduled or performed on an emergency basis. Be sure to differentiate tracheostomy from tracheotomy: A tracheotomy is used to describe a temporary opening into the trachea, while a tracheostomy signifies a permanent opening or access to the trachea. Code ...
In Audit
Mar 11th, 2011
Confused whether to code a patient as new or established? Uncertain how to bill chemotherapy infusions for the same patient on the same day? You’re not alone. These are just two of the most common physician billing errors reported by Medicare contractors. To help providers understand these types of claims submission problems and avoid certain ...