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Open the lines of communication between providers and compliance personnel to achieve clinical documentation improvement.The post Providers and Compliance Personnel The New Dream Team appeared first o... [ Read More ]
May is National Osteoporosis Month a time when communities across the United States rally to raise awareness of osteoporosis and the importance of prevention and early detection in combating this com... [ Read More ]
The 20192020 influenza season is winding down so now is a good time to start preparing for the 20202021 influenza season. Lets start with a new CPT code for the flu vaccine. Flu Activity Report The Ce... [ Read More ]
Consistent with previous reporting the Office of Inspector General OIG has added to its 2020 Work Plan a targeted audit of Medicare Advantage MA programs for risk adjustment diagnosis codes. This is n... [ Read More ]
I could really use some assistance with this. We have a new physician who did an intra-articular hip steroid injection under fluoroscopy. He used 1ml of Omnipaque with a notation the "... [ Read More ]
A gastroenterologist in Missouri is considering performing procedures in an Office setting using a CRNA for anesthesia. Has anyone had experience with this ? Is this a payable service to the CRNA for... [ Read More ]
I have just been joined to a large medical group as an auditor due to our practice merging. They do not have a lot of anesthesia experience. I have always audited by picking a day and checking for c... [ Read More ]
My provider wants to do a bilateral masseter muscle injection. Most of what I'm finding is for a botox injection (CPT 64611 or 64612). At this point, my doctor is looking at a Depo-Medrol injection to... [ Read More ]
Need some help here. In 2020 there are now codes for Nerve blocks and Radiofrequency done at the nerves that innervate the sacroiliac joint. 64451 and 64625
My question is if a provider performs a Me... [ Read More ]
If Tap block is done (bilateral abdominis plan) 3:40 to 3:45 and also ( bilateral Rectus sheath) 3:35 to 3:40. Would you charge 64488 2x putting modifier 59/76 on second one? We are discussing in ... [ Read More ]
Patient is having two different procedures done on the same hand.
One procedure is for a work comp related injury; the other isn't. Both procedures crosswalk to the same anesthesia code.
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So every time I think we've got the billing for the pain pump refill medications figured out, we start getting denials. The latest denial I received was from Medicare that the CPT/HCPCS were billed in... [ Read More ]