Medicare policy changes require physicians and coders to rethink billing practices for TKA patients. Recent years have brought important changes in the performance and reporting of total knee arthropl... [ Read More ]
Be sure providers are aware of medical necessity criteria and DRG 470 reviews. In March 2013 Noridian Healthcare Solutions introduced an especially challenging servicespecific probe review of diagnosi... [ Read More ]
Good Afternoon. We had a NP who was part of our surgical hospitalist program. She rounded on patients and was credentialed as a surgical assist. She left for greener pastures and now we have 2 PA's... [ Read More ]
What would be the best code for a plantar wart when the doctor says "Skin lesion appearance consistent with verruca, no signs of infection. Sharp debridement of full thickness down to healthy bas... [ Read More ]
We get patients occasionally, who are getting wound vac treatments with a home health agency then they come in to our office about once a week for a check in. Our provider then applies the wound vac ... [ Read More ]
Hi. Would appreciate if anyone can share the correct coding as per guidelines for mechanical ventilation codes 94002-94003.
Patient was being transferred from hospital A to B.
Date of admis... [ Read More ]
I work for an orthopedic office. We prior authorize the surgeries though turning point. We are having a hard time getting the G0289 and 29823 approved. It is mostly for Medicare plus blue. I know the ... [ Read More ]
I have been reading the forums regarding CPT 11055 and I am having a tough time finding an answer. We have been receiving denials with diagnosis L84, B07.8, B07.0, and/or L53.8. I work for ... [ Read More ]
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