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There are five newlyadded waived complexity tests under the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments of 1988 CLIA. These tests go into effect Oct. 1 and will be implemented by Medicare Administrati... [ Read More ]
Since 1963 February has been American Heart Month and the American Heart Association has been leading its awareness. The goal during this month is to acknowledge heart disease and to raise money for r... [ Read More ]
Medicares new communication technologybased service policies have several conditions for coverage. A medical practice can now bill and collect payment for certain nonfacetoface services without the st... [ Read More ]
The government is keeping a close eye on how you are coding claims. Are you The Office of Inspector General OIG is updating its Work Plan this month with new watch items that pertain to Medicare. At p... [ Read More ]
Cardiovascular disease is the worlds number one killer today but it doesnt need to be this way. September is National Cholesterol Education Month and September 29 is World Heart Day. These observances... [ Read More ]
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Hi there. Please advice, I'm coding for Medicare.
Do I need to use any modifier on two different lab tests (HgA1C and BMP) done on the same office visit? Would -59 or XS be applicable?
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Does anyone know of a code for a new pt that was done by telephone? The pt was unable to do face to face telehealth visit for a New Medicare pt. The telephone codes state they are for established pt'... [ Read More ]
A patient underwent cardiac catheterization and the provider has billed for 6 stents (as HCPCS codes C1874 & C17874).
While auditing the medical records, It is mentioned in the operative notes, th... [ Read More ]
I have a surgery that I am stumped on, and was hoping someone could help me figure this one out.
my doc was planning on removing a mass but after getting closer to the "mass" he realized it... [ Read More ]
Codes: 37229, 36247, 36200, 36140, 75710, 75625, 76937
New to Cardiovascular coding and trying to determine if 36200 and 36140 are distinct from 36247 since it's bundled.
Preoperative Diagnosis... [ Read More ]