View the ICD-9 code's corresponding Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs). In a click, verify the DRG, its IPPS allowable, length of stay, and more. Protect your facility's payments by subscribing to DRG Coder.
Juvenile arthritis is not growing pains. Learn about juvenile arthritis to ensure proper diagnosis coding.The post Dont Dismiss Juvenile Arthritis as Growing Pains appeared first on AAPC Knowledge Cen... [ Read More ]
In this climate of healthcare reform AAPC members are advancing their careers in leaps and bounds. As an AAPCcredentialed member you should be proud of yourself. Youve taken what AAPC offers and run w... [ Read More ]
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day a time when communities across the globe rally to bring attention to diabetes. Collaboration to raise awareness is imperative as... [ Read More ]
Heres how to fight back. Most of us are concerned about being personally attacked by cybercriminals and we must have that same increased awareness within our medical practices. Cybercriminals consider... [ Read More ]
Pain management during the global period of a procedure if related to that procedure is not separately reportable. If a provider other than the operating provider performs followup care you must be ca... [ Read More ]
Hi, I have a case in which a patient was not a candidate for a labor epidural. The patient was placed on a remifentanil pca and subsequently needed a c-section. I am not sure how to code this, because... [ Read More ]
I am trying to find the HCPCS code for Articaine (Carticaine). It is an oral local anesthetic.
I thought I would be able to find it, but no luck. I do not yet have my 2021 HCPCS book, but I... [ Read More ]
Has anyone encountered a provider performing Postop Pain rounds for blocks placed on the previous day in an outpatient setting. The patient's are technically outpatient, but held 23 hrs and thus are ... [ Read More ]
I need insight from some experts! What would you do with this?
Pt. in today for pump check and possible scheduling of replacement. The pump has had volume discrepancies showing that no medic... [ Read More ]
Can these modifiers both be billed on the same claim form if NPI numbers for each provider are listed? Also, is the website anesthesiabilling.org a trusted and reliable resource? Who are they?
Thank... [ Read More ]
Our providers are doing Subcostal TAP Blocks and have been trying to use 64425. This is not an Intercostal Nerve Block, so I do not feel 64425 is appropriate. The procedure description is re... [ Read More ]
Hello, My question concerns acceptable modifiers for anesthesia for two separate surgeries but they are on the same day. We say append the 59 modifier only on the second surgery. Others are saying y... [ Read More ]
My MTF surgeons have started using epidural anesthesia in lieu of general anesthesia for qualified hip and knee replacement candidates. I have confirmed with the anesthesia providers this is not a ner... [ Read More ]