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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 ]
AAPCs coding expert Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on next years updates. Code update season is always an exciting time of year. With it brings new revised and deleted CPT codes and coding guide... [ Read More ]
General question: Say someone comes in for a yearly visit and the patient as coexisting conditions say such as hypertension and diabetes. During this annual visit, the provider checks those conditions... [ Read More ]
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I dug deep and found the policy on extended time for Blue Cross of California: https://www.anthem.com/docs/public/inline/C-08011_CA.pdf
Within that document, there is a link to the accepted dx codes... [ Read More ]
Need help with the above. Physician gave me 28116 but I don't feel comfortable with that. I'm thinking maybe 28118 but would the diagnosis be osteophyte?
Description....Sharp dissection was carried in... [ Read More ]
To accurately document medical necessity for a bleeding skin tag is it appropriate to add R58, hemorrhage NOS? I know hemorrhage is bleeding but, I always associate hemorrhage with severe bleeding. ... [ Read More ]
When screening converts to diagnostic/therapeutic and different techniques were done on multiple polyps in different locations of colon. Does the modifier 33 go on both CPT?
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I need an updated coding 2021 information regarding the twin c sec deliveries. in coding in the past the mod 22 can be added and the notes must be supportive that this was out of the routine c sec.
I ... [ Read More ]