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Set the record straight with patients to prevent surprise billing. If you work in a medical billing office you know how frustrating it can be to get a phone call from a patient asking why they are get... [ Read More ]
Hello Coding masters,
Here is another one for discussion.
Is it allowed to code for both Atrial Fibrillation I48.x and Secondary hypercoagulable state aka Other thrombophilia D68.69 ?
Optum has a... [ Read More ]
How do you all get paid for bilateral percutaneously placed spinal cord stimulator electrodes? I have tried getting it paid using the below combinations but none of them led to a reimbursement. It kee... [ Read More ]
Hello. I start my first coding job in 30 days. I am not sure what my speciality will be. I passed the CPC exam in March. Right now I am working in practicode (which is difficult) but I am wondering w... [ Read More ]
I am trying to figure out what diagnosis code I should use for a plantar fascia rupture. This was not an injury, but more of a spontaneous rupture while walking. Everything I see is mor... [ Read More ]
If a baby was born 5/6/21 @3:12am and discharged 5/7/21 @ 9:00 am can you bill both the initial visit and discharge. I thought going past midnight incurred another day? Denial from a HMO saying can't ... [ Read More ]
If doctor performed a laparotomy, with small bowel resection, leaving the abdomen open, and returned to close it 2 days later, should I use cpt 49900 or 13160? There was no necrotic tissue debridement... [ Read More ]
I work in a doctors office in the billing and coding department
our nurse practitioner is doing joint injections
CPT code 77002 Fluoroscopic guidance for injection Medicare pays for but
CPT code 7358... [ Read More ]
I was wondering if anyone has some insight on if and how we can bill for peer to peer review with an insurance company to get approval for a service? The physician also spent time reviewing the... [ Read More ]
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