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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 ]
The jury is still out on whether cutting the red tape will lessen burdensome regulations that have long plagued evaluation and management services. Providers have long complained about having to enter... [ Read More ]
Yes officer training is required even if youve served recently or in the past. There are always changes some significant and some subtle but it is important to participate anyway. The good news is tha... [ Read More ]
The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS revised its Skilled Nursing Facility Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage SNF ABN last spring and at the same time discontinued five Skilled Nurs... [ Read More ]
Critical care coding is complex. You need to be certain that documentation supports that the patient has a critical illness or injury. You must be sure that the time reported as critical care does not... [ Read More ]
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Hi there. Please advice, I'm coding for Medicare.
Do I need to use any modifier on two different lab tests (HgA1C and BMP) done on the same office visit? Would -59 or XS be applicable?
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Does anyone know of a code for a new pt that was done by telephone? The pt was unable to do face to face telehealth visit for a New Medicare pt. The telephone codes state they are for established pt'... [ Read More ]
A patient underwent cardiac catheterization and the provider has billed for 6 stents (as HCPCS codes C1874 & C17874).
While auditing the medical records, It is mentioned in the operative notes, th... [ Read More ]
I have a surgery that I am stumped on, and was hoping someone could help me figure this one out.
my doc was planning on removing a mass but after getting closer to the "mass" he realized it... [ Read More ]
Codes: 37229, 36247, 36200, 36140, 75710, 75625, 76937
New to Cardiovascular coding and trying to determine if 36200 and 36140 are distinct from 36247 since it's bundled.
Preoperative Diagnosis... [ Read More ]