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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 ]
Complex coronavirus funding gets even more confusing by the day. If youre just getting a handle on the three main sources of funding for COVID19s impact get ready for a whole new layer of complication... [ Read More ]
Take one or more of the time management courses in the AAPC Member Development Library. Time management is an essential soft skill everyone should possess and most of us need to improve. Knowing how ... [ Read More ]
While there has been more than a 5.3 billion decrease in estimated improper payments for home health services over the past three years the projected improper payment amount for home health services d... [ Read More ]
CMS moves to empower patients to be more active participants in the discharge planning process. A final rule revises and implements discharge planning requirements that hospitals critical access hospi... [ Read More ]
I am trying to find the HCPCS code for Articaine (Carticaine). It is an oral local anesthetic.
I thought I would be able to find it, but no luck. I do not yet have my 2021 HCPCS book, but I... [ Read More ]
Has anyone encountered a provider performing Postop Pain rounds for blocks placed on the previous day in an outpatient setting. The patient's are technically outpatient, but held 23 hrs and thus are ... [ Read More ]
I need insight from some experts! What would you do with this?
Pt. in today for pump check and possible scheduling of replacement. The pump has had volume discrepancies showing that no medic... [ Read More ]
Can these modifiers both be billed on the same claim form if NPI numbers for each provider are listed? Also, is the website anesthesiabilling.org a trusted and reliable resource? Who are they?
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Our providers are doing Subcostal TAP Blocks and have been trying to use 64425. This is not an Intercostal Nerve Block, so I do not feel 64425 is appropriate. The procedure description is re... [ Read More ]
Hello, My question concerns acceptable modifiers for anesthesia for two separate surgeries but they are on the same day. We say append the 59 modifier only on the second surgery. Others are saying y... [ Read More ]
My MTF surgeons have started using epidural anesthesia in lieu of general anesthesia for qualified hip and knee replacement candidates. I have confirmed with the anesthesia providers this is not a ner... [ Read More ]
I am new to anesthesia billing and have a question regarding calculation of time units. I am trying to figure out when to 'round up' units when the time exceeds 15 minutes. For instance, how many ti... [ Read More ]