Several changes have been recently made to the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The guidelines changes affect code assignment for conditions and sympto... [ Read More ]
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Insight into the history of ICD and how it has changed over time is key to developing a plan for moving forward and embracing ICD-11.
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I've been told since the pt is pregnant and not presenting with an illness or injury, column 1 (Number and Complexity of problems addressed) doesn't apply. So when reviewing documentation and leveling... [ Read More ]
I'm am still learning surgeries and this is the first that I've had to review one for cytoreductive surgery. We are not doing the HIPEC portion. Everything that I research states there is not specific... [ Read More ]
I have read the guidelines and reviewed the code book on this, but my Doctors are saying that other clinics bill this way so it must be correct:
We are a psychiatric clinic. Patient come... [ Read More ]
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My Dr was called in to repair a mid ureteral avulsion. The pt was already open when he arrived. He then used potts scissors to transect and remove the preexisting clips and t... [ Read More ]
Pt had repeat C-section and became hypotensive with abdominal tenderness. Exploratory Laparatomy performed with results as above and a 5 cm opening in hysterotomy. I have CPT 49002 , but what CPT co... [ Read More ]
During a robotic assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy, our provider was asked to evaluate the right ureter out of concern for possible involvement during the dissection. The robot was docked and the ut... [ Read More ]
Can someone please help me with this. My understanding when billing a TCM you have to see the patient for a face to face visit within 7-14 day. You would bill a 99496 or 99495 on the date the patient... [ Read More ]
I'm trying to find out if there are any ASC procedures in our Pain Management practice that require fluoroscopy? My assumption is if the code states "with imaging guidance (fluoroscopy or CT)&quo... [ Read More ]
I am needing help determining if there is a separately billable CPT code for an in-office "Epworth Sleepiness Scale?" Patient came in to establish care and admits that he has been witnessed ... [ Read More ]