Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites within the lip oral cavity and pharynx (149)
ICD-9 code 149 for Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites within the lip oral cavity and pharynx is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -MALIGNANT NEOPLASM OF LIP, ORAL CAVITY, AND PHARYNX (140-149).
Subscribe to Codify and get the code details in a flash.
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.
Find out what you8217ll need to do to get these claims paid. Expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive Scheduled NonEmergent Ambulance Transports RSNAT will begin as early as Dec. 1 fo... [ Read More ]
The shift to outpatient services puts billers and coders with an understanding of the OPPS in demand. Hospital outpatient services are all services provided to a patient in a facility that do not requ... [ Read More ]
About 150 million less will make it into home health than proposed. The scores of comments on the Home Health final rule for 2021 fell mostly on deaf ears. The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Service... [ Read More ]
Improve patient comprehension of their health by updating your mode of communication for the 21st century. A recent study found that the average human attention span has fallen to eight seconds. In co... [ Read More ]
Many of our claims are being denied for non-covered services because this is not deemed a medical necessity by the payer-based on LCD. I review the LCD list and the dx code is not listed, and there i... [ Read More ]
We had a patient have a colonoscopy with anesthesia, and the gastroenterologist perfed the colon, which then required the patient to be transported to the hospital from the ASC. What is the proper way... [ Read More ]
I am very confused on when MAC (MODIFIER QS) is appropriately used and what documentation is required.
What types of anesthesia allows for billing the QS modifier (for MAC) with it? Does General ane... [ Read More ]
We are receiving denials from UH, Fidelis and Wellcare for our cardiac anesthesia billing for the TEE’s. An example billing is as follows:
93320-26-59... [ Read More ]
Hello, I am new to pain coding and needing some guidance for coding that is rejecting by Medicare. The codes billed were 63650,63685 and 95972. Can these be billed together and do they need modifiers?... [ Read More ]
Dr. is doing Lumbar epidural steroid injection. At the end of the procedure dr. is injection Depomedrol. We have not been billing for the Depo, but I am curious if anyone as billed the Depo and rece... [ Read More ]
When coding Outpatient Colonoscopies and EGD's are we to also code the MAC separately (99152, 99153; in this instance)? The sedation is inclusive to the procedure, correct? The CPT description for t... [ Read More ]
Exploring billing for anesthesia....
Though very payer specific, do you obtain a separate auth for anesthesia? Or, do you bill with the auth obtained for the provider and/or facility? Thanks in adva... [ Read More ]
CRNA did a subarachnoid block (SAB) spinal injection to numb for surgery. She said it wasn't a nerve block. Knee surgery. Someone coded as 64999 unlisted SAB block. Could this however, be code... [ Read More ]
I know the Mastopexy would be coded as 00402. Would you code left breast cancer to justify the Right Mastopexy or a different dx code?
Postop DX: Left Breast Cancer
Procedure Performed: MRI bracketed... [ Read More ]