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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 ]
I paid for CPC, CPC-P and CPMA classes, good through 2/28/17, and can no longer sign into AAPC blackboard. Has the website changed addresses does anybody know?
Leah Johnson RN... [ Read More ]
Help. I have been told too many things on these codes. If my provider is not the admitting physician can he bill these codes for his consult for his initial visit? I have been told yes without the AI ... [ Read More ]
I work at a urology office. We get called to come do consults on inpatients/outpatients/patients in the ER often. When this happens, we are seeing established patients that obviously have established ... [ Read More ]
I am prepping for the 2019 CPCO exam and wonder if anyone who has taken it recently knows exactly what is allowed for the exam? It references OIG regulations under books but does not appear to list co... [ Read More ]
I have been a nurse to close to 20 years and obtained by Paralegal 5 years ago and my CPCO certification last November. It's been awhile but isn't signature stamps illegal. I have found limited refere... [ Read More ]
Hello! Are there any experienced Plastic Surgery coders on here or anyone who is very familiar with coding for brachial plexus injury codes? I am trying to understand not only how to bill these cases,... [ Read More ]
For an Ear, Nose and Throat practice, is it permissible by CMS and other insurance companies to have a Physician's Assistant see and treat a new patient in the office and to have the Physician's assis... [ Read More ]