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Start by asking the right questions. Coding for gynecologic oncology procedures can be complicated. Procedure codes differ depending on whether the procedure is laparoscopic versus open and whether th... [ Read More ]
Understand what the physician is documenting to improve coding accuracy. Since the beginning of grade school we are encouraged to expand our vocabulary read literature and improve our grammar. We quic... [ Read More ]
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 ]
Price transparency overshadows all other finalized Medicare policy updates among hospitals. The Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System OPPS final rule for calendar year CY 2020 offered the usu... [ Read More ]
In my last blog Special Rules Apply to Endoscopic Sinus Surgeries I discussed the change to the Multiple Endoscopy Rule for multiple surgeries when performed within the family of endoscopic sinus code... [ 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 ]
I do not have my new CPT books yet and I was wondering if these are the anesthesia cross walk codes you are using in 2022 for :
MBB range 64490 - 64493 01937 or 01938
RFA range 64633 - 64635 01... [ 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 ]