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A whistleblowerlawsuitalleges the University of Chicago Medicine shared hundreds of thousands of medical records with Google that retainedidentifiable information. Chicagobased law firm Edelson PC fil... [ 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 ]
With or without a rhyme or reason you can count on coding changes popping up throughout the year. In addition to April updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule PFS providers billing under the Ou... [ Read More ]
Different interpretations of ICD10CM coding leave you at risk for improper quality scores and payment. Medical record auditors see a wide range of interpretation among coders and medical organizations... [ Read More ]
I could really use some assistance with this. We have a new physician who did an intra-articular hip steroid injection under fluoroscopy. He used 1ml of Omnipaque with a notation the "... [ Read More ]
A gastroenterologist in Missouri is considering performing procedures in an Office setting using a CRNA for anesthesia. Has anyone had experience with this ? Is this a payable service to the CRNA for... [ Read More ]
I have just been joined to a large medical group as an auditor due to our practice merging. They do not have a lot of anesthesia experience. I have always audited by picking a day and checking for c... [ 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 ]