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Take 5 to read up on recent coding and billing news. There are plenty of coding updates in November including those made to certain Medicare policies. Payment thresholds for physical occupational and ... [ Read More ]
AAPC Senior VP of Products Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on the code changes for next year. CPT 2022 includes 249 new codes 93 revised codes and 63 deleted codes. All sections of CPT received c... [ Read More ]
These underutilized tools enable coders to work smarter not harder. As medical coders we are always looking for tips and tricks anything to make our job functions more efficient. One of the most exha... [ Read More ]
End the sequela struggle for when to include a 7th character with this primer. ICD10CM codes arent just for coding theyre also used for payments statistics and other health information management acti... [ Read More ]
We can all agree that the face of medicine is changing. How care models are designed is essential to a successful measurable healthcare quality outcome. In the past providing care for a chronically il... [ Read More ]
We've always used 01992 as the crosswalk for 64493, but since the new codes came out my boss is using 01940 as a crosswalk for it. 01940 is destruction procedures by neurolytic agent, so why would she... [ Read More ]
Here is my situation.
Pt was in the preop holding area being prepped for a urological procedure. The anesthesiologist administered Fentanyl. The patient went into tachycardia and had to immediately... [ Read More ]
I need help...since 12/12/21 I am getting my CPT code 00731 (anesthesia for upper endoscopic procedures) rejected by Medicare. Explanation on EOB is saying due to an LCD determination- I looked up t... [ Read More ]
With the new Medicare LCD's kicking in for ESI's and also the part about anesthesia being rarely, if ever, necessary embedded within the LCD's, I'm curious if any groups that have provided anesthesia ... [ Read More ]
Anesthesiologist injects kenalog under live ultrasound guidance into the left and right SI joints. Medicare patient - NGS is the contractor. LCD says nothing about ultrasound guidance - just flouros... [ Read More ]