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A new ICD10CM code for reporting vapingrelated disorders has been created. This new code and updated guidance supersedes previous vaping coding guidance released in October 2019. ICD10CM code U07.0 Va... [ Read More ]
Hi everyone It was great to see many of you at the New York Regional conference in August. If you havent attended a regional conference its a great way to network with other AAPC members in your area ... [ Read More ]
July is a busy month for medical coders and billers because so many CPT and HCPCS Level II code changes are implemented July 1. It8217s hard to keep track of all the changes but it8217s essential that... [ Read More ]
Under the primary care exception a medical resident may perform and bill for limited specific evaluation and management services without the presence of a teaching physician. Heres what you need to kn... [ Read More ]
Exact documentation criteria and limited diagnosis codes pose hyperbaric oxygen therapy coding challenges. Dive Deep into HBO Therapy in Wound Care Centers April 2018 pages 4244 provided detailed info... [ Read More ]
The doctor performed a EHL tenolysis while also z-lengthening the tendon. I'm a little lost as to how to code this. I was looking at 28225 for the tenolysis portion of the procedure? ... [ Read More ]
I understand the new changes for 2021 but I had a doctor question if they can pick either the 2021 or the 1995 guidelines. I am not sure if they can pick a guideline I would think they have t... [ Read More ]
My doctor is billing doing multiple bilateral injections on shoulder, hip, elbow and knee. Is the correct coding 20550 with modifier 50 or 20550 x 30 (as this is the total units being done)?... [ Read More ]
I would like to learn coding specifically for Pathology and Laboratory on my own. I currently and learning to review CCI edits for laboratory and pathology. Part of my job description is to verify t... [ Read More ]
When coding smoking cessation, does the time documented in the notes need to be a specific time, or is a range of time (5-6 minutes) ok to use? Is anything else required for documentation of smoking ... [ Read More ]
Unrelated E/M? with a reduction of dislocation in physician office. Two separate injuries occurred during different activities same day. Laceration on foot, minor, cleaned and dressed. Dislocated f... [ Read More ]
This is probably going to sound like a pretty obvious question, but I am really starting to struggle with this after discussions with my coworkers on code assignment.
When I was first starting out as... [ Read More ]
Plastic surgeon documented bilateral breast implants with mastopexy, He states specifics on the right breast then states attention to the left breast. Procedure was repeated using 450 mL i... [ Read More ]
Need a little help with this we have a patient that is seen individually and with dad, however 90846 is being selected when patient is seen during the scheduled family session but dad does not show. ... [ Read More ]