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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 ]
Keep abreast of quarterly NCCI coding changes to prevent inappropriate payment of services that should not be reported together.The post NCCI Q2 Updates appeared first on AAPC Knowledge Center.... [ Read More ]
Know how to find the answer and improve your clean claims rate. Medicare revises its National Correct Coding Initiative NCCI edits on a quarterly basis. As a medical coder not only must you keep up wi... [ Read More ]
CARES Act Medicare interim final rule change who can order home health homebound definition and much more. Congress and the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS have gone into overdrive to pr... [ Read More ]
Part 2 Consider skin lesion type location and excised diameter. Consideration of several factors such as the type of removal lesion size and location pathologic results intent etc. are key to accurate... [ Read More ]
I have seen this a few times in the search of this forum, but having a hard time really confirming the entire thought process with any supporting articles.
If an ENT clinic has patients regularly s... [ Read More ]
I've got a preop dx for left great toe loose painful hardware with pseudarthrosis of the hallux interphalangeal joint. Doc got in there and found left hallux distal and proximal phalanx osteomyelitis ... [ Read More ]
Our group just recently started providing anesthesia services for colonoscopies (previously sedation was done by the RNs.) We are debating whether colonoscopies should be considered MAC or general ane... [ Read More ]
Good Afternoon. We had a NP who was part of our surgical hospitalist program. She rounded on patients and was credentialed as a surgical assist. She left for greener pastures and now we have 2 PA's... [ Read More ]
We need some guidance as this isn't our specialty. We have a patient that our doc charted "near complete blindness, right eye." Looking at the available codes, it is categorizing by level 3,... [ Read More ]
The first code that comes to mind is 52354 but the notes says this was an ablation, not fulguration. Thanks for your help!
Left intramural ureter tumor.
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So a friend had a colonoscopy, first done in 2012, 2 polyps found and removed. Second colonoscopy done 2015 1 polyp found and removed. Third colonoscopy done 6/2021 1 polyp found and removed. Never ha... [ Read More ]
We had a patient present to the ER with acute hematemesis and an urgent diagnostic EGD was performed in the ER at bedside at around 2:00a. gastric fundus was filled with old clots and blood, but no ac... [ Read More ]