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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 ]
AAPC Senior VP of Products Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on the code changes for next year. CPT 2022 includes 249 new codes 93 revised codes and 63 deleted codes. All sections of CPT received c... [ Read More ]
These underutilized tools enable coders to work smarter not harder. As medical coders we are always looking for tips and tricks anything to make our job functions more efficient. One of the most exha... [ 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 ]