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Should Z98.891 be coded for the postpartum C section scar? To me it sounds like a history of a scar from a previous C section, not the current most recent one, so I didn't think it should be coded bu... [ Read More ]
No. The more appropriate code would be Z30.011 for initial prescription of contraceptive pills. There's an excludes 1 saying that a code from Z30.01- should not be coded with a code from Z30.4-. Revie... [ Read More ]
I have a patient with two postoperative diagnosis (1. Right Shoulder high-grade partial thickness rotator cuff tear; 2. Glenohumeral osteoarthritis). Had three procedures done: (1. SHOULDER ARTHRO... [ Read More ]
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One of my docs saw a patient for the 1st time last week, and is writing a new RX for OCPs that the patient has been getting from a different provider u... [ Read More ]
One of my docs saw a patient for the 1st time last week, and is writing a new RX for OCPs that the patient has been getting from a different provider up to this point. Would we use the Z30.41? Or z30.... [ Read More ]
If the dx's on an Office Visit dictation includes a pain code along with the other dx's do you code the pain code too? For example:
Pain, right shoulder.
Right shoulder impingement
Arthriti... [ Read More ]
Okay, looking on their webpage, under preventive care, we find this:
99188 Provided at no cost in a non-grandfathered plan. Payable with a diagnosis code in Diagnosis List 1.
Diagnosis List 1 Z00.0... [ Read More ]
We have not got payment while we are coding 20551 and 20610 together for medicare insurance. we are coding like 20610-XU and 20551-51.
We get less payment in 20610 and denial in the 20551 CPT co... [ Read More ]
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If we know the type of cataract, should we be also be coding the type along with the E11.36. For example if we have a diabetic patient that has a ... [ Read More ]
Know the rules for CLIA waived tests to ensure proper claims payment. Modifier QW indicates a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment CLIA waived test performed by a lab with a CLIA certificate. App... [ Read More ]
Tissue sparing cost and coding are at stake. Sparing of healthy tissue is critical when it comes to cancer treatment. Thanks to the Bragg peak shown in Figure A protons can have an edge for treating s... [ Read More ]
70 coding changes are coming soon. The American Medical Association is scrapping almost all of the COVID19 vaccine administration and product CPT codes it has created over the last several years. In t... [ Read More ]
The PHE is over. It8217s time to refocus attention on quality care. The theme for the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS Quality Conference held virtually May 13 this year was Building Resi... [ Read More ]
6 new COVID19 vaccine administration codes added. The American Medical Association AMA has released several new vaccine administration CPT codes and revised existing booster codes. These immediate cha... [ Read More ]