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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 ]
Could a fracture due to osteoporosis be coded with both the osteoporosis fracture code (M80.08XA) and S32.050A to specify the location? Or would that be coding the same fracture twice?... [ Read More ]
Has anyone used the COSC training course? I have the practice exam and the study guide already, which is just about 24 practice cases. This is supposed to give you more to study.
Please let me know t... [ Read More ]
Hello everyone, I need some help with how to code the open reduction of the left radiocapitellar joint. The report is below, any help would be deeply appreciated.
Codes I was going to use:
24685 x ... [ Read More ]
Right total knee arthroplasty with use of patient matched implants. Doctor performed a medial capsulotomy with the patella everted and knee flexed. The implant were input onto the femur and tibia. ... [ Read More ]
need to know how we bill for doing botox interdermal on the palms which requires serveral injection across the palm of the hand to mininize sweating.
procedure takes about 30 min. we will be using j0... [ Read More ]
Is it correct if the patient was diagnosed before being admitted you would answer yes? If patient was diagnosied during stay the answer is no?
For example, if an elderly women arrived to the ER with ... [ Read More ]
Hi! Would 52315 be appropriate for this procedure? The patient had an encrusted ureteral stent, the stent was removed and the encrustations fell off into the bladder and needed to be crushed in order ... [ Read More ]
Can anyone tell me the difference between 64451 and 64493?
64451-states Injection of anesthetic; nerves innervating the sacroiliac joint
64493 states Injection of paravertebral facet joint (... [ Read More ]