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The tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases ICD10 brings many changes to coding in the United States. It not only increases the amount of codes available for use it will also re... [ Read More ]
Heres How to Know for Sure By G.J. Verhovshek MA CPC In 2006 the Office of Inspector General OIG released the report Consultations in Medicare Coding and Reimbursement claiming as many as 75 percent o... [ Read More ]
Published in Coding Edge 8211 July 2008 By Deborah GriderCPC CPCH CPCI CPCP CEMC CPMA COBGC CPCD CCSP This month we follow the ICD10CM roadmap to crosswalking with general equivalence mappings GEMs. T... [ Read More ]
Are there not any audit tools available with 2021 guidelines yet? I've done some searching and don't see any available. Our physicians are asking for these as we've provided them with audit tools for ... [ Read More ]
I have been coding Emergency Medicine for 35 years. I have never coded a chart where the E/R Physician decides to perform an Appendectomy. The E/R Phys usually makes arrangements to have patient adm... [ Read More ]
We have a new Pediatrician in our office and she would like to bill cpt code 96161 (Edinburgh depression screening) for the mom on the babies well visit chart. Can we do this?
Monica Salvat... [ Read More ]
Hello everyone. I just recently passed an online training program and passed my CPC exam achieving my CPC-A. I'm currently in the process of going through the Practicode program from AAPC in order to ... [ Read More ]
I am trying to determine if it is acceptable to use a 57 modifier on the E/M code used for an exam if we already have the surgery scheduled with the surgery center.
I have two different scenar... [ Read More ]