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If Ive been a positive influence or inspiration please pass it forward. When I was 17 I was asked to occasionally fill in at the front desk of my family doctors office. I had no idea that those two or... [ Read More ]
DOJ lawsuits may be your road map to risk adjustment compliance. The growing prevalence of risk adjustment in healthcare has forged new processes in documentation practices that have resulted in many ... [ Read More ]
All along the back of the spine at each level a pair of small facet joints connects the vertebrae the bony building blocks of the spine holding the vertebral column together and providing support. T... [ Read More ]
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Reducing denials starts with understanding osteopathic manipulation as well as coding and coverage guidelines for this therapy. Is it appropriate to bill an evaluation and management EM service when o... [ Read More ]
We've always used 01992 as the crosswalk for 64493, but since the new codes came out my boss is using 01940 as a crosswalk for it. 01940 is destruction procedures by neurolytic agent, so why would she... [ Read More ]
Here is my situation.
Pt was in the preop holding area being prepped for a urological procedure. The anesthesiologist administered Fentanyl. The patient went into tachycardia and had to immediately... [ Read More ]
I need help...since 12/12/21 I am getting my CPT code 00731 (anesthesia for upper endoscopic procedures) rejected by Medicare. Explanation on EOB is saying due to an LCD determination- I looked up t... [ Read More ]
With the new Medicare LCD's kicking in for ESI's and also the part about anesthesia being rarely, if ever, necessary embedded within the LCD's, I'm curious if any groups that have provided anesthesia ... [ Read More ]
Anesthesiologist injects kenalog under live ultrasound guidance into the left and right SI joints. Medicare patient - NGS is the contractor. LCD says nothing about ultrasound guidance - just flouros... [ Read More ]