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I'm studying for my CANPC test and understand most of it. I just cannot calculate the time on my calculator. Is there a better way to help me understand this? I am grasping the other parts (Base + Tim... [ Read More ]
My physician would like to do an Abdominal Field Block just below the sternum post hiatal hernia repair - chronic post op pain. Anyone can direct me in which CPT code to use?
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Good morning. I wanted to reach out in the forum. I am doing research on cataract surgery anesthesia. The physician works with a CRNA and his start and stop time has been overlapping. I am trying to d... [ Read More ]
I am a bit confused on how to bill this out.
Patient had a procdure (62323 LESI) at a ASC.
We have a CRNA that works for our company.
The CRNA saw the patient in pre op, did a pre anethesia H&a... [ Read More ]
I'm reviewing a claim for E1399 from an anesthesia provider for the mobile supplies he brings with him to perform in-office anesthesia for biopsy. He stated specifically it is for Oxygen, Oxygen analy... [ Read More ]
New to anesthesia coding and I have a question on billing the units or quantity. CPT is 01992 QZ, QS. Anesthesia time: Start 1412 End 1425 with total time being 13 minutes. Anesthesia is saying to bil... [ Read More ]
Learn about AAPCs global expansion and the growing demand for welltrained medical coders. Seeing just how far AAPC has come in the last few decades is exciting. When it was formed in 1988 AAPC had onl... [ Read More ]
The law has evolved over the years and its about to change again. HIPAA compliance is an evermoving target. To get a better grasp on what HIPAA regulations mean to the healthcare industry you need to ... [ Read More ]
AAPC member Sarah Krug CPC CPMA CRC CEMC COPC CEMA has worked in healthcare administration for 22 years. She began her career in patient checkout and spent several years in billing before launching a ... [ Read More ]
Medicare updates its policy for these services to align with CPT. The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS revised its Part B benefit policy for critical care services effective Jan. 1 2022. ... [ Read More ]
Consider the pros and cons for doing either and then set a course. Students enroll in an education program to pass a certification exam for a medical coding career yet find difficulty obtaining a posi... [ Read More ]