Keep an eye out for Medicarespecific rule. As statespecific COVID19 vaccination mandates start to hit home health and hospice agencies a federal regulation on vaccination for all companies with more t... [ Read More ]
Second interim final rule implements additional protections and addresses the independent dispute resolution process. On Sept. 30 2021 the Department of Health and Human Services HHS the Department of... [ Read More ]
HEALTHCON Regional 2021 got off to a great start and the level of excitement remained high going into the third day. Many attendees both inperson and virtual began their day with the networking breakf... [ Read More ]
Those attending the first day of AAPCs Charleston regional conference hit the ground running and day two was no different. The day began with an early networking breakfast and a barrage of sightseeing... [ Read More ]
Education networking and good times drew hundreds of medical billers coders auditors and other healthcare business professionals to an AAPC regional conference today. The threeday conference Oct. 46 c... [ Read More ]
Can someone please help me with this. I am not sure if this is the correct way to code this many sebaceous cyst? The patient came in to get 18 sebaceous cyst of the scrotum removed with each measurin... [ Read More ]
If a patient is uninsured in the state of Kansas or Missouri, is there any law that would indicated what type of discount is to be given to the patient for any office exam's or procedures? Do we have ... [ Read More ]
Here is a statement/question from my provider....
Partial vasectomy performed today.
Was able to normally ligate left vas, had difficult anatomy that did not allow safe ligation of right vas today.
Wi... [ Read More ]
We are seeing payments from insurance companies that are bundling the E/M when the patient also receives an injection (90673). The injections are either for Depo, Toradol, pretty much any J code. Any... [ Read More ]
I work in Pediatric Surgery and we are looking into billing for ultrasound guidance. I am aware of the codes that include the guidance, I am only referring to ones that we can separately bill for. I a... [ Read More ]
Up to this point, I have coded fracture care when the Ortho physician applies a cast/splint to a fracture that he/she manipulates. I have also done so when no manipulation was involved. My question i... [ Read More ]
I am trying to get clarification on coding for Squamous cell lung cancer s/p radiation. The documentation states that the cancer is active and the treatment is to follow-up with the onc... [ Read More ]
Surgical Technique: After informed consent and adequate anesthesia patient was placed in the supine position. The penis scrotum perineum and abdomen were scrubbed with Betadine scrub for 10 minutes a... [ Read More ]
Peds here. We do lots of immunizations. In the past week UHC has started to reject claims with the vaccines/injection code 90460 and referencing smart edit P4999S45DN. I reviewed the edit and did not ... [ Read More ]
I do billing for durable medical equipment co and do billing for complex rehab (power mobility). we are having issues with facilities properly discharging patients after some research other than putt... [ Read More ]