Three new diagnosis codes for reporting COVID19 vaccination status will go into effect April 1 2022. The codes were presented by the National Center for Health Statistics NCHS at the Sept. 1415 ICD10 ... [ Read More ]
Latest Medicare rule changes aim to increase payment rates and improve health equity and quality of care for those with endstage renal disease. On Oct. 29 2021 The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Ser... [ Read More ]
The 2022 MPFS final rule promotes greater telehealth utilization and boosts payment rates for vaccine administration. The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS has finalized 2022 payments and ... [ Read More ]
HEALTHCON 2022 in Washington D.C. is coming quickly This will be yet another unforgettable event for medical billers coders and other healthcare business professionals. Come take in the sheer beauty o... [ Read More ]
The second and final day of AUDITCON AAPCs virtual conference dedicated to the world of auditing kicked off with attendees eager to learn more about the ins and outs of auditing. The chat wall was ful... [ Read More ]
I need some help with a surgery one of our providers performed. There is nothing on AAPC that I could find for this procedure:
Laparoscopic medican arcruate ligament release/dissection.
I cannot fi... [ Read More ]
i have a question about billing a rib graft to repair valve collapse, it the doctor does not actually harvest it, here is my doctors response
I've not been able to find a code for homologous donor ri... [ Read More ]
My question is in regards to cpt code 35685. If a vein patch is being used for a bovine fem-pop artery bypass graft (35656) is that considered a synthetic conduit where I could use 35685 or would I ha... [ Read More ]
I am coding this OP report I am new to ASC coding.... Need help with which procedure to code
Procedure: excisional anal fissure or ulcer, hemorrhoidectomy, sphincterotomy, and anoplasty
The patient... [ Read More ]
Has anyone ever coded 93740 to measure temperature during the Lumar sympathetic nerve injection procedure(64520). This would be on the Physician side, not the facility side.
Thanks,... [ Read More ]
Patient in post-op of bilateral total mastectomy in March & drain removal April 6th. Dr. is now doing an aspiration of the seroma in the office procedural room. Prepped & draped RT mastectom... [ Read More ]
I could use some help with the following op note. We've coded it out to 11043 x1 & 11046 x45.
Pt has bilateral necrotizing faciititis on the bilateral neck spaces down to the ... [ Read More ]
Has anyone ever billed for this type of biopsy?? All I'm coming up with is an unlisted 39999 but if I do that what do I compare this code??
Any thoughts or information would be greatl... [ 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 ]
Would the use of radioactive dye intraoperatively fall under cpt code description 38900 when performing sentinel node mapping?
I know 38792 is used for the "injection", which is typically d... [ Read More ]
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