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Be sure medical necessity is proven and check payer requirements. By Amy C. Pritchett When reporting kidney transplant documentation must substantiate medical necessity including a covered diagnosis. ... [ Read More ]
Patients with end stage renal disease ESRD and other stages of chronic kidney disease CKD often also suffer from conditions such as hypertension diabetes mellitus anemia and transplant complications. ... [ Read More ]
Use severity condition classification and sequencing to help clean up your claims. By Michelle A. Green MPS RHIA CPC FAHIMA End stage renal disease ESRD is the most severe form of chronic kidney disea... [ Read More ]
Published in Coding Edge 8211 May 2007 By Deborah Grider CPC CPCH CPCI CPCP CEMC CPMA COBGC CPCD CCSP This months focus is 8220Understanding the ICD10CM draft guidelines for Diseases of the Circulator... [ Read More ]
Our physicians are billing for different procedures done on the same date of service at the same time. Examples of the cpt codes used are 30115, 31288, 30140, 31267, 31255, 61782, 30520, and 31276. Do... [ Read More ]
I have seen this a few times in the search of this forum, but having a hard time really confirming the entire thought process with any supporting articles.
If an ENT clinic has patients regularly s... [ Read More ]
My practice is considering staring RPM "Remote Physiologic Monitoring" I would like to get any insight from anyone who has work with RPM.
I understand the codes 99453, 99454, 99457, and 994... [ Read More ]
Hi everyone! Help appreciated. My provider is insisting on billing 60200 with 31600 as he feels division of the isthmus is not included in the trach procedure. He states it is more extensive as it req... [ Read More ]
I am new to Cardiology coding, and I am hoping to eventually take the CCC exam, but I really need a good base knowledge before even attempting it.
I find surprisingly little educational resources for... [ Read More ]
I am newer to Neurosurgery and my doctor is questioning my coding for this op note: dx is
Left L5-S1 foraminal stenosis
PROCEDURE: After proper identification, the patient was taken to the operatin... [ Read More ]
I just got my Associate's coding degree in December and I became certified just this month in February. The vibe I'm getting is that it is all meaningless without actual coding experience.
Anything I... [ Read More ]
My question is where can we use the add on codes 61781, 61782, 61783?
Is is only with the section 61720-61791? or we can use these add on codes with any craniotomy procedure and or spine procedures?
P... [ Read More ]
Does anyone have a list of the stand alone cage codes that are used for ACDF procedures? You are only allowed to bill the additional code of 22845 plate when the device is a stand alone. thank you !... [ Read More ]