Several changes have been recently made to the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The guidelines changes affect code assignment for conditions and sympto... [ Read More ]
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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With the new 2021 E/M Documentation changes, there have been questions that have arisen in regards to requirements for the HPI and Exam. Now that these components are deemed "me... [ Read More ]
Hello , I have a patient that came in the ER for generalized abdominal pain , N/V . CT scan showed mildly dilated appendix with thickening and Cholelithiasis and Choledocholithiasis with multiple sto... [ Read More ]
I have a provider who is assessing a patient during stimulation testing and wants to bill 99358/99359. After reading guidelines I have the understanding for prolonged services is not used for assessin... [ Read More ]
I am having difficulty finding an answer to this question. A patient is given an Oral tablet of Zithromax during the ER visit. While leveling the E/M for this ER visit, can this medication be conside... [ Read More ]
With all the changes to office visit E&M's using time based coding, is there any affect on the telehealth services? We often have to cross walk the telehealth visits (99441-99443) to an outpatie... [ Read More ]
I'm going back and forth between different codes; mainly 21601 and 19120. I'm going to summarize the OP report: "Recurrence in chest wall after undergoing mastectomies for breast cancer. Mass pal... [ Read More ]
Hello! I am a pain management coder and have a question about presumptive drug screening. We collect urine samples from our patients for drug screening/monitoring and then we send them to a local lab ... [ Read More ]
I need a bit of help. My providers give insulin to pt's when they come in with extremely high diabetes 300 +. According to Cigna Medicare in North Carolina, they will not reimburse for J1815 or J181... [ Read More ]