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The Jan. 13 social hour focused on updates to AAPC curriculum and certification exams. The bimonthly live sessions in the AAPC Facebook group have grown in popularity since their inception last Februa... [ Read More ]
Does new lost revenues clarification help or hurt agencies On Dec. 16 2020 the Department of Health and Human Services HHS announced that it added 4.5 billion to the Provider Relief Funds PRF phase 3 ... [ Read More ]
Several changes have been recently made to the ICD10CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for fiscal year FY 2021. The guidelines changes affect code assignment for conditions and symptoms r... [ Read More ]
CPT 2021 code updates for quarters 2 and 3 have been released by the American Medical Association AMA. The new revised and deleted codes will be updated in Codify by AAPC as the changes go into effect... [ Read More ]
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For the new time coding: can providers document accounts with E&M codes time ranges without selecting specific time? or they have to document time within the range.... [ Read More ]
G2211 is the new code for “Visit complexity inherent to evaluation and management associated with medical care services that serve as the continuing focal point for all needed health care services a... [ Read More ]
I work for a behavioral health hospital where Resident physicians are conducting Psychotherapy group sessions. I'm wondering from a billing standpoint, because the resident must be supervised, can the... [ Read More ]
We have a primary care doctor that visited a pt's nursing home without physically seeing her. He reviewed and signed all of the facility's orders and spent time with the nursing staff discussing pt. ... [ Read More ]
I am hoping for some input on coding fractures. I am trying to code a recent encounter and one of the diagnoses states left ankle fracture/ Dexa scan ordered. It does not state anythi... [ Read More ]
Can anyone tell me what materials I would need to use for the exam to check for bundling -CCI edits. I use encoder now, but will obviously not have that for my test. Is there a book that has this info... [ Read More ]
Can anyone clarify if a coder is allowed to code a diagnosis based on a physician statement.
Example physician states in HPI: pt has had chronic pain for 4 yrs. with other comorbidities.
His final ... [ Read More ]
Can anyone point me toward a site (either on AAPC or elsewhere) where I might start searching for apprenticeships in coding? I don't think I'm going to find a paying job without having experience, so... [ Read More ]
If someone can help me I have uploaded the redacted Operative report for this patient that has UHC Dual Complete plan (Medicare/Medicaid). The provider billed 61782, 15740 the patient was listed as a... [ Read More ]