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Medicare policy waivers will stay effective for another 90 days. U.S. Health and Human Services HHS Secretary Alex Azar has extended the public health emergency PHE for COVID19. Azar said in the July ... [ Read More ]
The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS released the July 2020 update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System ASC PS last month. Providers and suppliers billing Medicare Administrat... [ Read More ]
The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS released on May 13 the July 2020 quarterly update to the HCPCS Level II file. There are 61 added codes to describe healthcare equipment and supplies n... [ Read More ]
Become a coding superhero with Xray vision. When is imaging separately reported and how The relative value units RVUs for some codes include the providers use of imaging to accurately visualize the sp... [ Read More ]
Quite a few code changes and revisions were made to the Radiology section of CPT for 2020. Less confusing language and expanded code categories will make life easier for medical coders. Heres a quick ... [ Read More ]
I'm looking for help in coding a posterior cervical fusion in which our doctor used Dtrax for stabilization. This was at 1 level, C3-4. It's a Medicare patient. Has anyone ever tried billing for this?... [ Read More ]
I know there is software out there to help convert Snomed codes into ICD-10 codes. Does anyone know of an automated service or method that does the reverse? To go from ICD-10 to Snomed?... [ Read More ]
What would be the correct ICD-10-CM code for right femorotibial occlusion, please? I am referencing the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook, with Answers and this dx is listed in one of the exam... [ Read More ]
The new MDM grid under "Complexity of Data" Category 1 lists Ordering of each unique test, Review of the result of each unique test. In my practice we order x-rays and interpret the x-rays t... [ Read More ]
Can a closed reduction and percutaneous both be billed together or would the closed reduction be included in the perc. pinning?
Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of the metacarpal bone in the... [ Read More ]
I'm not sure how I should code the calcific tendinitis excision? I've been looking at possibly 23000? Also, would the open rotator cuff repair bundle in, I know it's 23412, but does the documentation ... [ Read More ]
Do you know if a modifier is required if a patient is seen for individual therapy (90837) at one location but group therapy (90853) at another location (2 different providers and locations) on the sam... [ Read More ]
I have a case where my doc did an PIP arthroplasty on the 4th toe and then excised the bone spur on the fifth toe. I understand the PIP arthroplasty but I don't understand the spurring excision. Is t... [ Read More ]
Doctor wants to bill 67840 for a lesion located RLL/lateral canthus - excision was more than just skin and involved the orbicularis and the lesion rested on the lateral orbital rim. it was 1.4cm. It d... [ Read More ]