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 ]
Hello- my practice is currently considering performing our own Covid 19 test prior to procedures and surgeries performed at our Ambulatory Surgery Center. Are these services ASC approved and reimburs... [ Read More ]
I have a question that our group has been going back and forth over for screening colonoscopies. We receive colonoscopy cases from Hospitals that bill out the technical portion of the charge an... [ 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 ]
We performed many Covid testing for OON patients. I'm wondering is there a fee schedule for OON payment or we just take whatever the payment the payer wants to pay us. The reason I'm asking this que... [ Read More ]
I am somewhat new to pathology coding and we bill the TC portion of the pathology. I am curious about adding diagnosis codes when the report comes back with MLH1, MSH2 , MSH6, PMS2 being positive. W... [ Read More ]
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Independent Lab coding for a 25 target diarrhea pathogen panel PCR. What code should we be using? 87507 has restrictions like must have an immunocomprised code. I know we should... [ Read More ]
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We receive a Thyroid FNA samples in our lab in one of two ways:
Scenario #1 Sample comes from the facility with prepared slides AND a Thinprep vial containi... [ Read More ]
I am trying to resolve a conflict between a client and other coders regarding the billing of special stains 88312 & 88313.
What is the proper coding for the following? Is it 88313 X 2 or 88313 X... [ Read More ]
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