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Does your provider8217s nebulizer and inhalation drug documentation pass this OIG audit test Since 2010 the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS Comprehensive Error Rate Testing CERT program ... [ 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 ]
Revised instructions indicate payment status for new CPT codes. The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS has issued changes to the October update of the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule D... [ Read More ]
For Risk Adjustment, have you encountered guidance to pick up the osteoporosis that is listed in the 'problem list/past medical history' if in the current encounter the patient comes in for a femur fr... [ Read More ]
Hello, I have a laminectomy listed above : an incision was made over the space of L4-5 and the area was exposed. A decompressive laminectomy was carried out with high speed drill and Kerrison rongeur... [ Read More ]
I am considering taking the COSC Exam for Orthopedics. I have been coding Ortho surgeries for about 5 years now. My question is, I do not code spinal surgeries though. Can anyone receommend the best w... [ Read More ]
I recently purchased the CRC prep course. This is my first time taking a distance learning course for a certification. My CPC and CPMA were both in person training courses. For those who have taken th... [ 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 ]
Our neurosurgeon has a patient that has a wound seroma -status post previous right sided microdiskectomy for L5-S1.
He goes in to the previous incision and did a I& D but while in there he noticed... [ Read More ]
I am trying to clarify appropriate coding for injections that a provider may perform on new patients. I work in a hybrid Urgent Care/Primary Care setting that has a PA specializing in Orthopedics. Of... [ Read More ]
Our Pediatric office is looking for the best/correct CPT code to use when performing a Rapid Covid test in our office. We've tried 87635, 87426 and now 87301. Has anyone had success with any of thes... [ Read More ]