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Two final rules make valuebased programs less of a liability for physicians. The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS and Office of Inspector General OIG announced Nov. 20 coordinated efforts... [ Read More ]
Understand what the physician is documenting to improve coding accuracy. Since the beginning of grade school we are encouraged to expand our vocabulary read literature and improve our grammar. We quic... [ Read More ]
At some point during the late 1980s or early 1990s I forget the exact year someone bought a small beige plastic box into the office I was working in and placed it on my desk. I immediately began usi... [ Read More ]
We just updated the My AAPC app with features to make proctoring easier. No more searching through emails and paperwork for the information you need to proctor an exam In the My AAPC app the new Admin... [ 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 ]