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The Jan. 13 social hour focused on updates to AAPC curriculum and certification exams. The bimonthly live sessions in the AAPC Facebook group have grown in popularity since their inception last Februa... [ Read More ]
Whats the best way to get an interview for a medical coding job Start with your resume. Take a good look. Would you hire you Here are eight characteristics of a good resume 1. Make a good first impres... [ Read More ]
Be on the lookout for clues to submit a successful appeal. Denials and appeals can be the most frustrating parts of a coders job. I have been on both sides of the fence working profee for a healthcar... [ Read More ]
A split or shared visit occurs when both a physician and a qualified nonphysician practitioner NPP meet facetoface with a Medicare patient on the same date of service and the work of the physician and... [ Read More ]
The National Correct Coding Initiative NCCI bundles evaluation and management EM service and same dayimmunization administration IA codes e.g. CPT 9046090474. As a result providers may face rejected c... [ Read More ]
It seems easier to add the modifier 25/bill a visit together with a minor procedure now that there are no specific requirements for history and exam. For example, if a patient had fungal toenails deb... [ Read More ]
The following example was used in training our providers on the new 2021 E/M guidelines. The final code was a 99212. Using the new 2021 MDM table and AMA definitions, credit was given for:
Number and... [ Read More ]
So all my procedures and pregnancy tests are being rejected by my clearing house :
Using 50 modifier: 64494 Acknowledgement/Rejected for Invalid Information-The claim/encounter has invalid informatio... [ Read More ]
Does anyone know why different payors use different edit programs? What is the difference between NCCI Edits and McKesson edits? Sometimes, we get denials from payors even there is no edit between c... [ Read More ]
I know that stimulations cannot be billed on same DOS as E&M codes, unless of course separate and significant, however I'm not finding a clear answer regarding billing IMRT planning 77301 on same ... [ Read More ]
Does anyone know how soon after submitting payment online I should received access to the ICD-10 Ebooks I purchased? I assumed I would receive access immediately upon payment but have received no dire... [ Read More ]
What ED Facility Level are you using for a patient who:
* drives up to ED, stays in car
* nurse does triage
* then nurse does a Covid swab
* Dr comes out to talk to patient for a few minutes
* patien... [ Read More ]
Does anyone know where I may find a quick guide or table showing the new E/M changes so that I may train my staff and give it to them as reference? So that when it comes time for them to code an offic... [ Read More ]
This is a group practice with Obgyn and Maternal Fetal Medicine subspeciality.
Patients are scheduled among the 4 office locations depending on their medical needs.
The doctors circulate among the 4 ... [ Read More ]