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Become a coding superhero with Xray vision. When is imaging separately reported and how The relative value units RVUs for some codes include the providers use of imaging to accurately visualize the sp... [ Read More ]
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HCPCS Level II code changes for 2020 were published by the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS on Nov. 8. These changes include a comprehensive list of new revised and deleted codes used to ... [ Read More ]
Changes to diagnosis codes mean NCD coding changes. Diagnosis codes changes went into effect Oct. 1 as usual and the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS is updating National Coverage Determi... [ Read More ]
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, new coder for pain management ASC. We billed 64633 RT LT, 64634 RT LT, 64634 59 RT LT. Insurance company is denying both 64634's for missing code or modifier. Any advice on how to bill correctl... [ Read More ]
Can someone please tell me what CPT code you should use to code the erector spinae pain block? I have used 64999 for years but my current employer wants me to use 64461 (Paravertebral Block).... [ Read More ]
I work in the billing department of a pain management office. We are having issues with Blue Cross taking back money for J codes that are billed out when we refill the pumps.
Does anyone out in ... [ Read More ]
In a 2017 CPC practice exam, I came across the following question related to Anesthesia Guidelines
Which of the following procedures can be coded separately when performed by the
a. ... [ Read More ]
What code would you give for this scenario?
A healthy 5 year old male is placed under anesthesia to have a biopsy taken from his left ear drum.
I... [ Read More ]
I bill code 00630 for a microdisectomy procedure. The patient is in prone position obviously. Do I bill code 01992 and put the start and stop time like I did on code 00630? Is code 01992 reimbursable?... [ Read More ]
I have a CRNA that did a Brachial plexus block. He wants to bill this with 8 units. CPT says to report 64415 once per nerve plexus regardless of the number of injections performed along the nerve pl... [ Read More ]
I am new to Anesthesiology billing and wondered if anyone can provide guidance about this- Medicare (Novitas) and Medicaid (Pennsylvania) do not make any additional reimbursement for the physical sta... [ Read More ]
I am the sole employee of 2 Anesthesiologists. One Anesthesiologist asked me yesterday about performance based coding for Swan Ganz (donning gown and gloves) and coding for hanging Antibiotics preoper... [ Read More ]