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Plus significant other changes make way for more precise diagnosis reporting. By G.J. Verhovshek MA CPC The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS has released an updated ICD9CM code set effect... [ Read More ]
Changes to the Laboratory National Coverage Determination Edit Software effectiveOct. 12011 are available.The changes announced in Transmittal 2257 reflect changes to ICD9CM codes made in national cov... [ Read More ]
I am a recent graduate of a CPC certification. I would struggle to actually do the job or pass the AAPC exam. Anyone have any advice or jobs that are looking for someone to train or even possibly a ... [ Read More ]
Hello Coding masters,
Here is another one for discussion.
Is it allowed to code for both Atrial Fibrillation I48.x and Secondary hypercoagulable state aka Other thrombophilia D68.69 ?
Optum has a... [ Read More ]
Hi, I'm starting a new job soon as an HCC coder. I just got my CPC-A this past April. I'm also an LPN, but haven't done direct coding. Is HCC coding a good start for new coders & is it hard? Any t... [ Read More ]
I work for an FQHC, and we recently started giving out covid-19 vaccines to our patients.
Some patients are covered by Medi-Cal or Medicare, but some are uninsured.
So the problem s... [ Read More ]
I'm a Urology coder, but I think I need a little Derm expertise to make sure I'm correct in my thinking. One of my docs removed approximately 20 scrotal skin lesions - he called them Calcinos... [ Read More ]
I passed the CPC exam in the spring of 2020, and the only job I have been able to find is collections. There's not really in room for advancement at this time where I currently work, so I'm job huntin... [ Read More ]
OB/Gyn physician is closing practice and joining another practice down the street. I understand patients seen prior to closing will be established when he or the other midlevels see patients at the n... [ Read More ]
One of our physicians did a paper patch myringoplasty in the office. We used the cpt 69610 (repair of a tympanic membrane perforation) for this procedure. Is there any other codes that should be bille... [ Read More ]