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CPT 2021 code updates for quarters 2 and 3 have been released by the American Medical Association AMA. The new revised and deleted codes will be updated in Codify by AAPC as the changes go into effect... [ Read More ]
Review your medical coding for preventive and diagnostic breast imaging during Breast Cancer Awareness month.The post Confirm Breast Cancer Screening Coding appeared first on AAPC Knowledge Center.... [ Read More ]
Medicare policy waivers will stay effective for another 90 days. U.S. Health and Human Services HHS Secretary Alex Azar has extended the public health emergency PHE for COVID19. Azar said in the July ... [ Read More ]
CMS moves to empower patients to be more active participants in the discharge planning process. A final rule revises and implements discharge planning requirements that hospitals critical access hospi... [ Read More ]
Anyone performing telemedicine visits as the role of a hospitalist? I'm looking for very specific info....we would like to contract with a hospital and have them pay us a flat rate for our services (d... [ Read More ]
With the new code description for shoulder debridement listing each tissue of the shoulder joint, does labrum debridement gets counted as one structure even if the surgeon debrided multiple areas of l... [ Read More ]
could you please define "decision regarding minor/major surgery" in the new 2021 e/m guidelines? Is this for the decision to do surgery or can it be utilized for preoperative H&P service... [ Read More ]
I have a doctor that bills for ASC and his professional billing for same DOS and same codes. Exp: 64493, 64492 with 50 modifier on both. Both POS are 24. One under Ambulatory Center the other under th... [ Read More ]
The physician shingled a rib to prevent uncontrolled breaking of the rib during a Segmentectomy (32484). Then once done with the procedure he repairs the rib. Can you bill seperately ... [ Read More ]
Please help clear up a question on correct billing for Exparel in an ASC and provided by either the Surgeon or Anesthesiologist.
We are billing for the facility on this.
Are there only certain pro... [ Read More ]
What ED Facility Level are you using for a patient who:
* drives up to ED, stays in car
* nurse does triage
* then nurse does a Covid swab
* Dr comes out to talk to patient for a few minutes
* patien... [ Read More ]
I passed my cpc exam on the first attempt in August and am still struggling to find a coding position. Any ideas would greatly help. Most places ask for 3-5 years experience and I've applied for them... [ Read More ]
Has anyone run into the iStent inject (placement of 2 istents) and the medicaid insurance indicates the 0376T is not on the fee schedule, so not payable. The LCD for this indicates it is payable for o... [ Read More ]