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Deficient understanding of this essential vitamin could wreak havoc on your coding for related testing and diagnoses. Vitamin D testing is a current Center for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS Compar... [ Read More ]
In my last blog Special Rules Apply to Endoscopic Sinus Surgeries I discussed the change to the Multiple Endoscopy Rule for multiple surgeries when performed within the family of endoscopic sinus code... [ Read More ]
AAPCs coding expert Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on next years updates. Code update season is always an exciting time of year. With it brings new revised and deleted CPT codes and coding guide... [ Read More ]
An estimated 224390 people in the United States will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019. Thats 615 people each day 26 people each hour and one person every 2 minutes. Lung Cancer Awareness Month o... [ Read More ]
July is a busy month for medical coders and billers because so many CPT and HCPCS Level II code changes are implemented July 1. It8217s hard to keep track of all the changes but it8217s essential that... [ Read More ]
I have been a veterinary technician for 16 yrs and have recently received my CPC-A certification . I am looking for a coding position or a position that will utilize my newfound coding skills. I am l... [ Read More ]
pt Comes in for arm pain and mentions they have been out of lisinopril For 5 days , Which they take for long term use for their htn . Pt isn’t having any bp issues. Final arm pain. Under the MDM MD... [ Read More ]
We have partnered with Quest, and have a physician owned lab. We are being told to bill as “office” place of service as opposed to “independent lab.” We have gone back and forth with our bil... [ Read More ]
When coding an EMG, would you pick up the "abnormal study" R94.131 in addition to the dx for example abnormal study: study shows carpal tunnel bilateral.
Would you code dx as: G56.... [ Read More ]
Hello everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving! Wondering if anyone can help me with the below...?
- When the doctor is not affiliated with a company and he performs an echo, can we bill that Echo under the ... [ Read More ]
I've searched all over the internet and I cannot locate a spine coding cheat sheet. Does anyone have one by chance?
I don't need the ICD-10 information, as I'm mainly looking for the CPT only s... [ Read More ]
I am looking for a Certified Professional Coder in the North Texas area. The position is remote with some office time required so I prefer someone in the genersl area. The job listing and applicatio... [ Read More ]