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AAPCs coding expert Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on next years updates. CPT 2021 includes 206 new codes 69 revised codes and 54 deleted codes. All sections of CPT received changes in codes and... [ Read More ]
Revised instructions indicate payment status for new CPT codes. The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS has issued changes to the October update of the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule D... [ Read More ]
The latest changes to the CPT code set will help clinicians distinguish seasonal infections from COVID19 in their reporting. Three new CPT codes have been created Oct. 6 that will allow clinicians to ... [ Read More ]
One of the codes 99072 is for reporting additional supplies used to mitigate spread of the virus. The American Medical Association AMA announced Sept. 8 two new Category I CPT codes to meet the changi... [ Read More ]
Hello AAPC Coding members,
I am having a hard time finding a reason to code for E11.8. This emerged from a conversation with a fellow Provider who is a coder (in his world). His explanation was whene... [ Read More ]
I took the CPC exam on Saturday 9/15, and since Sunday night, it has been saying in transit to the AAPC. I know they said it could take up to 10 days to get the results, but how long will it generally... [ Read More ]
Hi - I'm trying to find some clear documentation regarding requirements on when notes need to be signed. We have one primary care provider whose notes are billed before they're signed (he completes th... [ Read More ]
Good Morning I'm looking for some help with coding denials for Retrograde Pyelogram-CPT 74420(26) and Cystourethroscopy-52332. As I have reviewed there are no active CCI edits between the two codes, h... [ Read More ]
I am reaching out to ask some questions regarding 29823. In an effort to explain to my providers the use of 29823, I want to make sure my understanding is accurate.
29823 (Arthroscopy, shou... [ Read More ]
Our prior employee that was our credentialing. department, has left. she spent time training the new person, but it was not enough time. Does anyone have any recommendations on what we can do t... [ Read More ]
My nurse care manager traveled to a patient's home and completed a visit. The idea was for the visit to be a shared visit with the patient's PCP zooming in at the last part of the visit via telemedic... [ Read More ]
The physician keeps billing visits for follow up of normal results.
Results was done over the phone.
Shouldnâ€™t this be consider abuse?
No medical necessity established here.
There is nothing else be... [ Read More ]
Hi Derm Coders!
I usually code Urology with a little derm here and there, so I'm looking for your expertise. One of my doctors has a patient with "multiple sebaceous cysts on his scrotum" ... [ Read More ]