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The Office of Inspector General OIG expects a banner year in recoveries stemming from fraud investigations and audits. According to the OIG semiannual reportreleased Dec. 2 the U.S. Department of Heal... [ Read More ]
Get to Know Your AAPC NAB Regional Representatives Its spring and although it may not seem like it because the weather isn8217t cooperating for some of the states in the midAtlantic Region who have be... [ Read More ]
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CPT 2019 introduced 38531 Biopsy or excision of lymph nodes open inguinofemoral nodes to report open biopsy or excision of inguinofemoral lymph nodes which are located near the groin. During this proc... [ Read More ]
HEALTHCON 2019 is two and a half weeks away and we are getting excited. It is that time of year when we get to get together with our fellow coding and billing professionals many of whom who have becom... [ Read More ]
Does anyone know the reimbursement for procedure code 87426 (private insurance) I tried to check the fee schedule through Blue Shield and Blue Cross and it gives me a message "procedure not found... [ Read More ]
I have a new SR. Management team that wants to change the way we bill out therapy codes based on what the insurance would cover so for instance- Medicare would be billed how we always have been in the... [ Read More ]
Hi - in my role as a privacy officer for a large system, I have encountered multiple complaints about practices charging patients or our providers for records sent to our providers when patients eithe... [ Read More ]
I have billed 36247 and 75630 26, 59 with DX of I70.211, I70.212, and I70.0. The insurance is Humana Medicare both are being denied for needing additional Diagnosis. I have been res... [ Read More ]
Hello! I need help with coding an RN certified in Lactation Education. Lately I have been including her services in the E/M and accounting for time along with the physician's assessment. Is there a... [ Read More ]
Pt has a bleeding AVF aneurysms. They go in for a revision of AVF( resection aneurysms, and Artegraft placement)
Is this all covered under the revision code or can the AVG placement be additionally c... [ Read More ]
Good Morning Everyone,
My name is Jessenia. I am new to Medical Coding. This is my first post ever to AAPC. First post in my life on AAPC. Hello Hello!
Question: Will I be taking my classes through t... [ 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 ]