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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 ]
We have partnered with Quest, and have a physician owned lab. We are being told to bill as “office” place of service as opposed to “independent lab.” We have gone back and forth with our bil... [ Read More ]
When coding an EMG, would you pick up the "abnormal study" R94.131 in addition to the dx for example abnormal study: study shows carpal tunnel bilateral.
Would you code dx as: G56.... [ Read More ]
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- When the doctor is not affiliated with a company and he performs an echo, can we bill that Echo under the ... [ Read More ]
I've searched all over the internet and I cannot locate a spine coding cheat sheet. Does anyone have one by chance?
I don't need the ICD-10 information, as I'm mainly looking for the CPT only s... [ Read More ]
I am looking for a Certified Professional Coder in the North Texas area. The position is remote with some office time required so I prefer someone in the genersl area. The job listing and applicatio... [ Read More ]
pt Comes in for arm pain and mentions they have been out of lisinopril For 5 days , Which they take for long term use for their htn . Pt isn’t having any bp issues. Final arm pain. Under the MDM MD... [ Read More ]
For Risk Adjustment, have you encountered guidance to pick up the osteoporosis that is listed in the 'problem list/past medical history' if in the current encounter the patient comes in for a femur fr... [ Read More ]