Released earlier than usual the fiscal year FY 2022 ICD10CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting became available online Monday July 12 and include instructions for assigning novel code U09.9 ... [ Read More ]
The AAPC Social Hour on Facebook Live July 15 at 11 a.m. MT 1 p.m. ET focused on career paths and certifications. Moderator and AAPC Social Media Manager Alex McKinley was joined by National Advisory ... [ Read More ]
Proposed rule improves payment rates incentives and ESRD treatment choices. Disadvantaged Medicare patients suffer from endstage renal disease ESRD at higher rates and are also more likely to be readm... [ Read More ]
Interim final rule lays groundwork for implementing No Surprises Act by 2022. On July 1 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HHS Labor and Treasury and the Office of Personnel Management i... [ Read More ]
Who has time to read all those wordy news releases and transmittals Here8217s news you can use in under 5 minutes. Catch up on the latest coding and billing updates that will affect your Medicare Part... [ Read More ]
Is there a cpt code that can be billed for a patient we did not physically see but we got a referral for. Dr. spent 2 hours reviewing records. He even consulted another provider about this patient. He... [ Read More ]
I am really hoping someone out there can help me with this question. My independent lab is starting up testing for hereditary genetic cancer panels. We are testing 53 genes, with subtype cancer panels... [ Read More ]
I have a question for those who have been doing this longer than I have.
First, let me set the scene.
I'm a recently credentialed CPC (Early March 2021) who is working at a third party biller who shi... [ Read More ]
Welp. I am registered to take the exam on 10/23/2021. I am SO nervous. I purchased the class, the books, and I am about to begin Module/chapter 4. I did great in the first 2 chapters but not so great ... [ Read More ]
Good morning! I am in hopes that someone could help me figure out why (which), modifier would be needed if a sonohysterogram was done three days prior to diagnostic hysteroscopy. AETNA states a modifi... [ Read More ]
I am wondering if you are getting authorization for a procedure but you are unsure of the exact code you need do you get the higher paying code authorized and are lower paying codes covered under this... [ Read More ]
I work in an Orthopaedic office and they give out DME L3020's as bilateral all the time; however, most of the time the Dx codes are only for Lt or Rt, which gets denied often.
From the ... [ Read More ]
I’m a coder but haven’t worked in a specialist practice before, and I have a question regarding billing related to an in-office procedure.
Someone I know had a 12-core prostate biopsy in his urol... [ Read More ]
I'm trying to get to the right codes for stent graft placement in RCA for coronary aneurysm. I know it's not the usual stent codes 92928 etc....but can't remember/find which ones to use.... [ Read More ]