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By Kathy Philp CPC Medical records documentation tells the relevant story of a patient in a way that even a provider who has never met the patient can understand. That level of detail may sound like a... [ Read More ]
Looking for feedback on a chief complaint. Since reason for appointment states the need for a diabetic foot exam, would the chief complaint be diabetes or should I pick up something els... [ Read More ]
Can someone please settle a debate I have?
A patient was seen in office a few weeks ago and at that appointment it was decided they would come back for a punch biopsy. The patient came in for the bio... [ Read More ]
Can anyone help me to clarify this billing question:
Bilateral knee 2v x rays done for pain on each joint (not comparison).
Are these two significant procedures and how these should be charged?
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Any help would be appreciated. I cannot find out any information.
Denial code N674: Not covered unless a pre-requisite procedure/service has been provided.
Billed 60 yr old lady for a joint inj... [ Read More ]
When coding bilateral lumbar facet blocks L3-4, L4-5, and L5-S1 I use 64493-50, 64494, 64494, 64495, 64495. Most insurance companies are denying the 2nd 64494 and 64495 as duplicates or exceeding numb... [ Read More ]
I have a physician who is wanting an x-ray AP and Lateral of the entire leg before a knee replacement. How do you all code for that? Code for each area? Exp... hip, femur, knee, lower leg, and ankle o... [ Read More ]