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For a code that has no relative value units RVUs and commands 0.00 in Medicare nonfacility fees 99000 Handling andor conveyance of specimen for transfer from the office to a laboratory has received a ... [ Read More ]
Heres how to fight back. Most of us are concerned about being personally attacked by cybercriminals and we must have that same increased awareness within our medical practices. Cybercriminals consider... [ Read More ]
Yes officer training is required even if youve served recently or in the past. There are always changes some significant and some subtle but it is important to participate anyway. The good news is tha... [ Read More ]
Learn vascular system anatomy and terminology to make reporting these procedures less challenging. A thorough understanding of the anatomy and medical terminology of the vascular system is required to... [ Read More ]
CRNA did a subarachnoid block (SAB) spinal injection to numb for surgery. She said it wasn't a nerve block. Knee surgery. Someone coded as 64999 unlisted SAB block. Could this however, be code... [ Read More ]
Exploring billing for anesthesia....
Though very payer specific, do you obtain a separate auth for anesthesia? Or, do you bill with the auth obtained for the provider and/or facility? Thanks in adva... [ Read More ]
I know the Mastopexy would be coded as 00402. Would you code left breast cancer to justify the Right Mastopexy or a different dx code?
Postop DX: Left Breast Cancer
Procedure Performed: MRI bracketed... [ Read More ]
Does anyone know when it would be appropriate to use Category II & III codes for Anesthesia or Pain Management billing....not really sure at this point we do not use them at all in our billing was... [ Read More ]
We are billing for anesthesia and have a Blue Shield claim which has the need for 5 modifiers. I understand the claim only allows for 4 modifiers however, all 5 modifiers are important in the correct... [ 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 ]
The provider is performing an MBB @ T10 -T11 & T11-T12 to block T11-T12 & T12-L1. T12-L1 is considered lumbar region, so would I bill 64490, 64493 or should this be billed as all thoracic, 644... [ Read More ]
How do you handle the medical necessity for anesthesia on a procedure that per the LCD, anesthesia is not routinely necessary for the procedures? I think our office needs to have a form or som... [ Read More ]
I have a patient the doctor placed a peripheral stimulator previously and is not switching to a spinal cord stimulator. The generator from the old stimulator was removed & a new pocket was created... [ Read More ]