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Know how to find the answer and improve your clean claims rate. Medicare revises its National Correct Coding Initiative NCCI edits on a quarterly basis. As a medical coder not only must you keep up wi... [ Read More ]
Healthcare providers are granted even more latitude for use of telehealth services during the COVID19 public health emergency. On a Friday at monthend theCenters for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS ... [ Read More ]
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CPT 2020 Category I errata and technical corrections released by the American Medical Association AMA are effective Jan. 1 2020. If you have a CPT 2020 code book get out your marker. Youll need to kno... [ 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 ]