Attendees spend two days learning about risk adjustment in a valuebased healthcare system. Following Day 1 of Riskcon Day 2 of AAPCs twoday boutique conference convened virtually with medical billers ... [ Read More ]
The first day of RISKCON was a hit leaving attendees wanting more. The past two years have brought a whirlwind of changes that have transformed the business of healthcare and given the growing popular... [ Read More ]
Find out what you8217ll need to do to get these claims paid. Expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive Scheduled NonEmergent Ambulance Transports RSNAT will begin as early as Dec. 1 fo... [ Read More ]
Medical practitioners in Michigan are held responsible for their role in Medicare fraud scheme. On Aug. 24 U.S. Attorney Andrew B. Birge announced criminal and civil enforcement actions against four M... [ Read More ]
CMS is taking steps to ensure those impacted by Ida don8217t have a lapse in health coverage or lack access to critical care. A day after Hurricane Ida blasted ashore Health and Human Services HHS Sec... [ Read More ]
I am trying to help out a general surgeon with coding 3 procedures done on a patient within 4 days. I think I have the first one figured out and would like to ask about the second and third I have ne... [ Read More ]
Two #19 Blake to the preperitoneal space on top of the mesh.
Returned to the PACU stable.
The patient is a 56-year-old female, who approx... [ Read More ]
Surgeon performed a breast lumpectomy with adjacent tissue transfer of 56 sq. cm.
I have always coded 19301 with 14301,58.
However, someone pointed out to me that according to CPT, 14301 is "used... [ Read More ]
Small (6-8mm) fibrotic mass in the subcutaneous tissues with possible cartilage.
Indication: 14-year-old girl who has a cystic mass of the left pre-auricular space that occasionally enlarges. It... [ Read More ]
I code OB/GYN including GYN/ONC and these surgeries often involve general surgeons. In this case it was a co-surgery, so I had to coordinate with Gen Surg coding for the codes. This particular Gen ... [ Read More ]
ER physician performed a central line placement in right femoral vein with ultrasound guidance using seldinger technique. I am not sure how to choose the appropriate CPT code... I am not very familiar... [ Read More ]
Hello , I am having a discussion on this one with co -workers and coding manager for the closure.
I came up with three CPT codes for this surgery.
46260 -Removal of INT/ EXT Hem groups.
46288 - Repair... [ Read More ]
Does anyone here still use the old-school NCCI Edit checking tool through CMS as your main CCI edit checking tool?
I'm talking about the free NCCI Edit tool that you look up one code at a time against... [ Read More ]
Patient presents initially as new pt & biopsy is performed. Patient returns 7-10 days for follow up and to discuss biopsy results. Decision for surgery is made. Is the second visit billable with 2... [ Read More ]
Procedure: RIGHT ARM ARTERIOVENOUS ARTEGRAFT BOVINE PLACEMENT
Discussed with patient the natural history of the disease and and the pathophysiology and all relevant issues assoc... [ Read More ]
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