Uninsured patients don't have to be the downfall of your practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Insight into the history of ICD and how it has changed over time is key to developing a plan for moving forward and embracing ICD-11.
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Understand what the physician is documenting to improve coding accuracy. Since the beginning of grade school, we are encouraged to expand our vocabulary, read literature, and improve our grammar. We q... [ Read More ]
My physician practice is planning to delivery flu shots in the parking lot of our administrative headquarters building in light of Covid. An MA will meet patients in their car, they step out, get vac... [ Read More ]
I can't find much guidance on how to code an intercostobrachial nerve block. I've seen 64420 which is for "intercostal," and 64450 (other peripheral nerve or branch). Descriptions of inter... [ Read More ]
I wrote a letter to the WHO and AMA agencies a few years ago asking to add a Cough diagnosis for use for children or young teens. Of course I got no reply. However I think the illness s... [ Read More ]
On this procedure, the 5th and 6th costochondral joint areas are injected. On 64420, it states it is an intercostal nerve, single level. Would the 5th and 6th costochondral joint area be a single le... [ Read More ]
93458 by MD
93454 by coworker
I am unsure.
1. Angina pectoris functional class 3-4
2. Baseline abnormal EKG suggestive of anterolateral wall ischemia
3. Elevated coronary artery calc... [ Read More ]
I recently lost my job as a medical coder because I was unable to meet my employer's productivity standards. I know many of my coworkers were struggling with this as well. I've been coding since 2009.... [ Read More ]
Hello. Is 96146 the new code for 96103? How do we bill cpt code 96146 when 3 tests are completed? Do we use 96146 59 with 3 units or 96146 59 1 unit, 96146 59 1 unit , 96146 59 1 unit? Thank you.... [ Read More ]
I have a physician who is wanting an x-ray AP and Lateral of the entire leg before a knee replacement. How do you all code for that? Code for each area? Exp... hip, femur, knee, lower leg, and ankle o... [ Read More ]
I researched this type of scenario, but I can't find an answer...
A patient has a 14cm laceration on his hand. The wound was explored, cleansed and irrigated extensively w/ normal saline; no foreign ... [ Read More ]