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Weeks after finalizing payment rates and policy changes affecting Medicare services furnished in hospital outpatient and Ambulatory Surgical Center ASC settings for calendar year CY 2022 the Centers f... [ Read More ]
The updated format for AAPC 2022 certification exams was the topic of the December 22 AAPC Social Hour on Facebook Live. AAPC recently announced that exams will now consist of 100 questions that must ... [ Read More ]
New COVID19 vaccine status codes changes and corrections to the 2022 CPT code set Medicare Physician Fee Schedule MPFS payment changes and prior authorization code list changes thats whats on the age... [ Read More ]
Resolve to make your resolutions attainable by setting realistic goals. According to statista.com losing weight and saving more money were the most common New Years resolutions last year. Improving ea... [ Read More ]
Dont be afraid to start a new career later in life. When I was younger I had a desire to learn billing and coding however without knowing how to transition into the healthcare industry plus the life c... [ 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 ]