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Hi Pathology Colleagues,
I wanted to address a few recent denials I am seeing and alert you so that together, we can be proactive coding these scenarios.
First, you receive the EOB (Explanation of B... [ Read More ]
I have a provider who is being audited for billing 99214 constantly
I'm having trouble understanding if he gets credit in his HPI for ROS/PFSH stating "unchanged".. he seems to do this for every enco... [ Read More ]
Implant PPM dual w/ new rv lead insert
Rv Lead Revision
Breakdown (mechanical) of cardiac pulse generator (battery), initial encounter [T82.111A]
Link to Proced... [ Read More ]
If the office gives the number z31.43 and leaves the last digit out can you assume it's a 0 and just add z31.430? I know there are z31.438 for the female. Then the same with the male z31.440, z31.441 ... [ Read More ]
I wanted to make you aware of a PT remote coding position that is currently available with Medical Practice Management, Inc.
The position offers approximately 15 hours per week doing anes... [ Read More ]
The diagnosis the doctor gave was contracture of hand -M24.2541 but I am going to try adding the diagnosis of M62.441 which is contracture of tendon in hand. The CPT code is 26455-incision of tendon i... [ Read More ]
[b]Status post AAA Repair[/b]
Is there an "official" guideline that states coding for an AAA that has been repaired stating whether is should be coded as 441.-- or V12.--. It makes sens if it is rese... [ Read More ]
The Medicare Advantage organization says they are being held to unreasonable standards. Health Net of California Inc. was recently called out by the Office of Inspector General OIG for failing to subm... [ Read More ]
Reduce the clutter on your home page with one click. Codify offers a lot of tools on its home page but you dont always want all of them expanded at once. There is a simple way to maximize the tools yo... [ Read More ]
Strategies for unlocking a dialogue with physicians. As auditors we bridge the gap between medical coding accuracy and financial stability in healthcare organizations. Its our role to knock on the doo... [ Read More ]
Encourage patients to take stock of their relationship with alcohol. From Dry January and Dry July to Sober September and Sober October the monthlong abstinence trend of shunning alcohol has gained gr... [ Read More ]
Meet a member who never stops learning and growing. Each month AAPC selects a member who demonstrates exemplary leadership qualities. This month weve chosen Jennifer Lavoie RN CPC. Lavoie has enjoyed ... [ Read More ]