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AAPC member Kolene McGrath RN MSN CPC CFPC works at a small family practice in a rural community. As a registered nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing McGrath combines clinical knowledge with her... [ Read More ]
Documenting and coding coughs is much more complicated in 2022. Remember the days when a cough was just a cough coded simply with ICD10CM code R05 Those days are over. Effective Oct. 1 2021 there are ... [ 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 ]
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AAPCs senior VP of products answers more of your questionsabout coding for office and other outpatient services. Ever since the release of the new 2021 evaluation and management EM guidelines for offi... [ 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 ]