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 ]
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AAPC Senior VP of Products Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on the code changes for next year. CPT 2022 includes 249 new codes 93 revised codes and 63 deleted codes. All sections of CPT received c... [ Read More ]
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I am hoping someone can help me with pathology coding for placental abnormalities. We see funisitis and umbilical cord vasculitis often on the path reports. So far, we have O41.10-- and O41.12--. but ... [ Read More ]
What is the best way to code additional IHC stains done to a pathology report by another pathologist?
The original pathologist ordered another IHC and asked a colleague to read and sign out an addendu... [ Read More ]
We are OON with Blue Shield and they send all payment to patients for Covid testing. We have a huge patients' balance and when we talk to the patients, they are unwilling to pay us. What can we do t... [ Read More ]
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I work for an independent lab (POS 81) when we are submitting our claims, what POS should we be using? We have been using POS 81 because this is where we are processing the specim... [ Read More ]
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