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Certain telemedicine services are already covered under the Physician Fee Schedule PFS when provided to Medicare patients in accordance with regulations. In response to the public health emergency PHE... [ Read More ]
New patient evaluation and management EM claims are being denied when the patient was previously seen by a specialty physician assistant or specialty nurse practitioner on staff. This is happening whe... [ Read More ]
AAPCs coding expert Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on next years updates. Code update season is always an exciting time of year. With it brings new revised and deleted CPT codes and coding guide... [ Read More ]
To select an appropriate code for excision of a benign 1140011471 or malignant 1160011646 skin lesion you must determine the lesions diameter at its widestpoint and add double the width of the narrowe... [ Read More ]
Medical coders and auditors are essential to their employers outcome in the Cost performance category. Of the four performance categories in the Meritbased Incentive Payment System MIPS one of two tr... [ Read More ]
if i have a new patient seen by an orthopedist in a multi specialty group and then refer to a pain physician in the same group do you bill a consult code, established patient or new patient?... [ Read More ]
My doc wants me to bill for the trigger finger portion and the nodule excision, but I feel like the nodule was incidental? Am I incorrect?
Preoperative diagnosis: Right long trigger finger Dupuytren... [ Read More ]
I understand the new changes for 2021 but I had a doctor question if they can pick either the 2021 or the 1995 guidelines. I am not sure if they can pick a guideline I would think they have t... [ Read More ]
This is probably going to sound like a pretty obvious question, but I am really starting to struggle with this after discussions with my coworkers on code assignment.
When I was first starting out as... [ Read More ]
Hello, would this be considered fine needle aspiration? 10021? Any help is appreciated. New to neurology. thank you
Procedure: A 22 gauge angiocath was inserted subcutaneously, and a syringe was ... [ Read More ]
Has anyone purchased this program and do you recommend it? I am graduating from a Health Records Coding Program next Friday. I interviewed for a position this week and I was given an offer for emplo... [ Read More ]
I'm taking practice exams, working through Practicode and have an in-person exam scheduled for 12/5. I'm a perfectionist so my goal is to pass above 90%, but I'm starting to question whether that's ri... [ Read More ]
Hi Everyone, I have CPC-A but I was advised to take the Practicode to clear the "A" so I can apply for the job. Is there another way to get the job without going via practicode this will be ... [ Read More ]
The doctor performed a EHL tenolysis while also z-lengthening the tendon. I'm a little lost as to how to code this. I was looking at 28225 for the tenolysis portion of the procedure? ... [ Read More ]