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It may have been the third and final day of HEALTHCON 2020 but the energy level was high. Attendees started the day off right by using HCON Chat and Facebook to post lots of inspiring pictures of the ... [ Read More ]
October 1 is a scary time for medical coders. There are fourth quarter updates to HCPCS Level II codesand code editors. Payment system and fee schedules are updated. And ICD10CM code changes go into e... [ Read More ]
Weve all heard of opioid addicts who make up aches and pains fake injuries or hurt themselves in hopes of being prescribed Vicodin Percocet etc. As the opioid crisis grows so do its boundaries with fa... [ Read More ]
Get out your 2019 CPT code books. You have some code changes to make. Effective July 1 2019 the American Medical Association AMA is adding 21 new lab codes and deleting one in Appendix O Multianalyte ... [ Read More ]
Yes officer training is required even if youve served recently or in the past. There are always changes some significant and some subtle but it is important to participate anyway. The good news is tha... [ Read More ]
My provider wants to do a bilateral masseter muscle injection. Most of what I'm finding is for a botox injection (CPT 64611 or 64612). At this point, my doctor is looking at a Depo-Medrol injection to... [ Read More ]
Need some help here. In 2020 there are now codes for Nerve blocks and Radiofrequency done at the nerves that innervate the sacroiliac joint. 64451 and 64625
My question is if a provider performs a Me... [ Read More ]
If Tap block is done (bilateral abdominis plan) 3:40 to 3:45 and also ( bilateral Rectus sheath) 3:35 to 3:40. Would you charge 64488 2x putting modifier 59/76 on second one? We are discussing in ... [ Read More ]
Patient is having two different procedures done on the same hand.
One procedure is for a work comp related injury; the other isn't. Both procedures crosswalk to the same anesthesia code.
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So every time I think we've got the billing for the pain pump refill medications figured out, we start getting denials. The latest denial I received was from Medicare that the CPT/HCPCS were billed in... [ Read More ]
We are needing to utilize a locum CRNAs for the next 60 days, they will only be working 2-3 days per week for short periods of time, but I am not sure how we bill for them. I know the Q6 modifier appl... [ Read More ]
I have a bunch of denials for Medicaid for using both of the modifiers on a claim. Does anyone have any suggestions? I found sites that say to use U1 or U2 but they are for physicians directing the CR... [ Read More ]
I can't find much guidance on how to code an intercostobrachial nerve block. I've seen 64420 which is for "intercostal," and 64450 (other peripheral nerve or branch). Descriptions of inter... [ Read More ]