Side by side the 1995 and 1997 Documentation Guidelines and the 2023 CPT EM Services Guidelines arent so different. Some hospitals and coding and billing entities are under the impression that the new... [ Read More ]
Are inaccuracies in patients medical records costing your practice Accurate documentation of time in the medical record serves two purposes to ensure quality patient care and to meet requirements for ... [ Read More ]
Resolve ambiguous rules and regulations to improve office morale. Have you ever provided education to a physician only for them to get angry because they were told something different by another educa... [ Read More ]
AAPC member Colleen Kolbeck CPC COC CPCO CDEO CPMA CPPM CRC CEDC AAPC Approved Instructor is a profee audit lead for AQuity Solutions. She has worked in medical coding and auditing for more than 10 ye... [ Read More ]
2023 ICD10CM update expands F01F03 code categories to allow providers to indicate disease stage and symptoms. The 2023 update to ICD10CM finally provided an expansion of the dementia codes which has b... [ Read More ]
It looks right to me, but below is the CPT Assistant description of the surgery so read it and make sure that it matches the op note as far as how the cyst was removed.
CPT Lay Descriptions
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This is the lay description of a breast revision. I am still not completely sure but it looks to me like the 19380 might be the better choice. It includes dissecting tissue and your op note claims to ... [ Read More ]
It doesn't have to state that the entire lesion as excised but it would help. I used that code the other day for excision of microcalcifications and obviously, they couldn't all be removed with one ex... [ Read More ]
Here are some descriptions of those procedures in detail if you still need them. Maybe it will help...
CPT Lay Descriptions
10021 - 19396 30000 - 39561 50010 - 59871 70010 - 79445 90281 - 99607
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[QUOTE="SUEV, post: 71287, member: 2077"]Could someone please tell me when code 46255 can be used? It's titled "Hemorrhoidectomy, internal and external, simple". Can this co... [ Read More ]