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 ]
Documenting and coding coughs is much more complicated in 2022. Remember the days when a cough was just a cough coded simply with ICD10CM code R05 Those days are over. Effective Oct. 1 2021 there are ... [ Read More ]
AAPCs coding expert Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on next years updates. Code update season is always an exciting time of year. With it brings new revised and deleted CPT codes and coding guide... [ Read More ]
These underutilized tools enable coders to work smarter not harder. As medical coders we are always looking for tips and tricks anything to make our job functions more efficient. One of the most exha... [ Read More ]
AAPCs senior VP of products answers more of your questionsabout coding for office and other outpatient services. Ever since the release of the new 2021 evaluation and management EM guidelines for offi... [ 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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