From wound repair to incision and drainage, know which CPT® codes accurately report simple to complex medical procedures. Laceration repair and abscess drainage are common in the urgent care setting. Let’s review proper medical coding and documentation for these integumentary procedures. Laceration Repairs Patients often present to the urgent care with minor injuries, including lacerations. ...
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Oct 30th, 2013
Question: I have a primary care pediatric practice, but will be offering after hours care (5-9 p.m. weekdays, 9-5 p.m. weekends) beginning next month. If we offer services to patients not in our practice (i.e., do not have one of our doctors listed as primary care provider), we are concerned that claims will be denied. ...
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Nov 15th, 2012
By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a new Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN), making it a perfect time to refresh your understanding of this form and make sure you are using it appropriately. ABN Basics The ABN is a standard form that a medical practice ...
Jan 14th, 2010
Kelly M. Anastasio, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I discussed the acute nature of the urgent care environment and the fact that many elements of accurate documentation are missed, making the practitioner vulnerable to potential revenue loss. Full Article Immediate Care Business:”Common Urgent-Care Money Mistakes” was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
Nov 16th, 2009
Seattle-based Microsoft solved the problem of expensive emergency department (ED) claims by its employees and their families with a new model: engage a team of physicians to make house calls. The visiting physicians save the company 35 percent against an ED visit and have become a popular benefit, according to an article in the Nov. 16 issue of ...