If youre leaning toward pausing your vaccination requirement process be ready to crank it back up on a dime legal experts stress. After the Biden administration issued two COVID19 vaccination regulati... [ Read More ]
Take 5 to read up on recent coding and billing news. There are plenty of coding updates in November including those made to certain Medicare policies. Payment thresholds for physical occupational and ... [ Read More ]
In first quarter 2022 the HCPCS Level II code set will get a refresh with several new revised and deleted codes. According to the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS there are 155 new codes ... [ Read More ]
Kyruus survey shows that patients prefer the convenience of digital avenues when scheduling appointments and researching care options. To ensure that your healthcare facility offers a positive interac... [ Read More ]
AAPC asked Kolene McGrath RN MSN CPC CFPC about her experience with earning the Certified Family Practice Coder CFPC credential and how it has helped her career. McGrath works at a small family practi... [ Read More ]
Is it correct if the patient was diagnosed before being admitted you would answer yes? If patient was diagnosied during stay the answer is no?
For example, if an elderly women arrived to the ER with ... [ Read More ]
Can anyone tell me the difference between 64451 and 64493?
64451-states Injection of anesthetic; nerves innervating the sacroiliac joint
64493 states Injection of paravertebral facet joint (... [ Read More ]
CPT 27096 injection procedure for sacroilliac joint, anesthetic/steroid, with image guidance (fluroscopy or CT) including arthrography when performed -
I have a provider utilizing ultrasound guidance... [ Read More ]
Dr goes in to performs surgery as recurrent inguinal hernias but finds no recurrent hernias. He does find weakness and bellowing and reinforces with mesh. Would you agree billing a diagnostic laparo... [ Read More ]
My question pertains to coding blood pressure monitoring on remote devices (non-digitally transmitting) for patients at health care events/in-home services.
Since the health events are on... [ Read More ]
I need to verify that residents CANNOT bill based on time begininng with the new guidelines in 2021 in an office based setting (teaching physician rules). Is there a link to confirm this
for my teach... [ Read More ]
I am confused can an emergency department bill PLA codes for the test performed?We have two codes for Xpert® Xpress SARS CoV-2/Flu/RSV (SARSCoV-2 & Flu targets only), Cepheid..One is from 800... [ Read More ]
Need assistance in verifying if the correct procedure performed was either 49329 or 49320, please review the below operative report.
FINDINGS: Normal Right ovary visualized. Small part of La... [ Read More ]
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