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Take 5 to read up on recent coding and billing news. There are plenty of coding updates in November including those made to certain Medicare policies. Payment thresholds for physical occupational and ... [ Read More ]
In first quarter 2022 the HCPCS Level II code set will get a refresh with several new revised and deleted codes. According to the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS there are 155 new codes ... [ Read More ]
Kyruus survey shows that patients prefer the convenience of digital avenues when scheduling appointments and researching care options. To ensure that your healthcare facility offers a positive interac... [ Read More ]
AAPC asked Kolene McGrath RN MSN CPC CFPC about her experience with earning the Certified Family Practice Coder CFPC credential and how it has helped her career. McGrath works at a small family practi... [ Read More ]
Documenting and coding coughs is much more complicated in 2022. Remember the days when a cough was just a cough coded simply with ICD10CM code R05 Those days are over. Effective Oct. 1 2021 there are ... [ Read More ]
Had anyone has any guidance on how to bill for medial branch blocks on different levels in the cervical region that you have performed on the 1st and & 2nd MBB?
We performed c2-c3 mbb 1 &a... [ Read More ]
We are a pain management clinic in Texas. We have received word from a third party that Medicare will not be covering anesthesia for in office procedures anymore. We cannot locate anything on their we... [ Read More ]
HELP, Novitas-Medicare NJ-our MAC claims are being denied for LCD- for example R91.1-Solitary Pulmonary Nodule. The px code is 31622 AA X4 QS (bronchoscopy). What is it that our coding team needs to ... [ Read More ]
Can anyone tell me the code for a fibrin glue patch. I am showing for a blood patch that the code is 62273. Would this include fibrin glue patches or is there another code for this particular patch?... [ Read More ]
On a recent audit, I had a deduction for the use of the PT modifier. Question: Do any of you use the PT modifier for Medicare procedures only that are screenings that transition to therapeutic? I was ... [ Read More ]
Hello, We have a pediatric ASC and I was wondering if anyone out there codes/bills for general anesthesia for lab draws for severely autistic pediatric patients? If so what anesthesia code are you u... [ Read More ]
Good morning, Medicare's locality adjusted conversion factors and base unit values for 2022 are now available in this Zip file: https://www.cms.gov/files/zip/2022-anesthesia-conversion-factors.zip. Th... [ Read More ]
Looks like from 2022 proposed rule for physician fee schedule new anesthesia codes for procedures like 10160 for seroma drainage and 64633-64636 RFA Facet nerves
01XX2 Anesthesia for percutaneous ima... [ Read More ]