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Physicians know a lot more about the disease than they used to but diagnosis remains difficult. By Renee Dustman Stomach pain diarrhea nausea heartburn these are common symptoms for any number of ail... [ Read More ]
Small differences in documentation language play an important role in diagnostic coding. A key concept for accurate diabetes coding is that of causal relationships. A causal relationship is a document... [ Read More ]
When it comes to medical documentation you can8217t use or bill for what you can8217t read. For example in the inpatient setting many hospitals requestthat providers with poorpenmanship return to redo... [ Read More ]
Part 1 Use effective communication to coach providers towards better record keeping. Brenda ChidesterPalmer CPC CPCI CCSP Editors Note This is the first part of a twopart series. In the next article w... [ Read More ]
Determine target and fix your systems areas of greatest concern. byPam Brooks CPC PCS On Oct. 1 2013 all diagnosis codes will be reported with a new format ICD10. By this time next year you should be ... [ Read More ]
Our office is looking to bring on an Anesthesiologist or CRNA to administer anesthesia for our procedures. I don't know a thing about billing Anesthesia, I do have the codes that we need to use, b... [ Read More ]
I do billing for an anesthesiologist in Texas who performed a cardioversion on a patient having a heart attack. The surgeon asked him to do this because he was able to get to the patient more quickly... [ Read More ]
One of the facilites that I am working for has started performing Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials as outpatient encounters. If you could, please give me some insight on how your facility is CPT coding ... [ Read More ]
Some input on this claim would be greatly appreciated. I'm having a hard time finding a dx that MMO will pay on this procedure. Diagnosis used: M46.1, M53.3, M47.817. Everything I'm finding is showing... [ Read More ]
If you have a patient that comes in for colonoscopy with history of colon polyps but no symptoms, is it appropriate to bill 00182 with Z12.11 and Z86.010 or should you only use Z86.010... [ Read More ]
Here is my scenario:
Patient underwent surgery and there were two anesthesiologist involved. First anesthesia dr was from a group (under their tax id number) involved from 0725 to 1305.(they... [ Read More ]
I have an Ohio BWC (Sedgwick) claim for a pain pump refill for a Prialt pump. I normally bill J2278 for the Prialt and they have paid this code in the past. On the current claim I have they are tellin... [ Read More ]
I am in need of some information about the IPACK. This is new to me and I was wondering which CPT code do you use to bill with?
I know that the IPACK is used in conjunction with the adductor... [ Read More ]