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Heres what you need to know to protect your healthcare entitys revenue stream. We all know that the heart is one of the most important organs of the body. The heart is responsible for multiple lifegiv... [ Read More ]
U.S. halt on the use of J38Js coronavirus vaccine continues while federal health officials study rare adverse events. An independent advisory panel for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention C... [ Read More ]
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 ]
Certain telemedicine services are already covered under the Physician Fee Schedule PFS when provided to Medicare patients in accordance with regulations. In response to the public health emergency PHE... [ Read More ]
Your frequently asked questions answered. In a previous post in the AAPC Knowledge Center we noted that on March 17 2020 Medicare relaxed its telehealth regulations to facilitate healthcare for the el... [ 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 ]