Day two of HEALTHCON 2021 began with attendees getting fired up for the day in the HCON Chat. One member wrote, “This is my first ever HEALTHCON conference, I am so excited for today!!!” There wer... [ Read More ]
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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Prostate cancer is mentioned in the Assessment. But there is no MEAT found in the report to validate the diagnosis of prostate cancer (no evidence found in the current medication list). In the lab, th... [ Read More ]
1. Cervical myelopathy traumatic due to cervical disc compression and fusion for injury to spinal cord in 2014. (THIS IS DUE TO WORK INJURY)
2. Permanent nerve damage C5-6 with hemiparesis right arm a... [ Read More ]
ASAP need a qualified general surgery coder to code about 50 surgery reports. This could be an ongoing project. Need to know cost per report. Some of the surgeries are very simple surgeries. The OP re... [ Read More ]
Pre op diagnosis: Vaginal lesions
In pathology report " Epidermal inclusion cyst"
OPERATIVE FINDING: There was a vaginal lesion noted to be arising at the right upper vulvar area approxi... [ Read More ]
I was hoping someone would have any insight into the new IOVERA procedure. The Physicians I work for are being approached by Iovera Reps stating this is the new procedure to adopt - cryoanalgesia. Th... [ Read More ]
Hello, My question concerns acceptable modifiers for anesthesia for two separate surgeries but they are on the same day. We say append the 59 modifier only on the second surgery. Others are saying y... [ Read More ]
Can someone please help me on the proper coding for the following scenario:
labor analgesic provided from 0840 pm to 0916 pm on day one (08-23-18)
csection provided from 0503 am to 0643 am on day tw... [ Read More ]
I have several providers that will document diastolic dysfunction but will code CHF. When queried they will say and argue that they are the same thing.
I saw in 2002 AAPC had an article that they are... [ Read More ]
I passed the CPC exam in the spring of 2020, and the only job I have been able to find is collections. There's not really in room for advancement at this time where I currently work, so I'm job huntin... [ Read More ]
Addition of the QW Modifier to HCPCS Code 87636MLN Matters Number: MM12269
Related CR Release Date: April 26, 2021
Related CR Transmittal Number: R10732OTN
Related Change Request (CR) Number: 1... [ Read More ]