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AAPCs coding expert Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on next years updates. CPT 2021 includes 206 new codes 69 revised codes and 54 deleted codes. All sections of CPT received changes in codes and... [ Read More ]
The latest changes to the CPT code set will help clinicians distinguish seasonal infections from COVID19 in their reporting. Three new CPT codes have been created Oct. 6 that will allow clinicians to ... [ Read More ]
Over the past several months as the COVID19 pandemic has raged on the American Medical Association AMA has expedited the approval and release of CPT codes to enable reporting of the various testing me... [ Read More ]
The updated code set includes EM code revisions and more. Here8217s a preview. Medical coders will get a bit of a reprieve next year when it comes to learning new procedure codes. The CPT Editorial Pa... [ Read More ]
If my provider admits a patient for nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and consults gastro but doesn't see patient after gastro diagnosed the patient with gastritis would I use the gastritis code on the... [ Read More ]
Quick question regarding skin tags and excisions. A patient has come into the office to have a intermittent bleed skin tag removed due to clothing catching.
The provider removed skin tag by e... [ Read More ]
I have read and understood that if a doctor does a UA, Strep test or Covid Rapid in office he/she canâ€™t get credit for ordering the test or reviewing the test but I am not clear as to what happens i... [ Read More ]
INDICATIONS: This 97-year-old male with multiple risk factors
for coronary artery disease and moderate aortic stenosis is
admitted to ____ Medical Center in the setting of severe
right lower extremity... [ Read More ]
Mcal keeps denying claims as max allowed since they are bundling admin and J codes together on the claim but they pay very little on admin codes compared to other insurances. Is there some way to get ... [ Read More ]
I was wondering how to code prenatal visits that are part of the global package. Do we use 59400? I was under the impression this code is to be used only for the time of delivery.
Tha... [ Read More ]
Does anybody have thoughts on whether the new COVID 19 testing codes (U0001-U0005) should be billed only on a CMS 1500 (as other professional fees) or may they also be billed on a UB04. I did... [ Read More ]
10180 was authorized but I'm wandering if 26991 might be more appropriate. Dx: left hip pain, iliopsoas bursitis & positive Synovasure
Description of Procedure: ...Dissection was carried down to ... [ Read More ]
What ICD-10 code would be used when coding CPT 86769 Antibody; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]). Researching this the lab should be drawn ... [ Read More ]