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If your provider furnishes Medicare patients with any of the services or supplies on this list expect an ADR. Ever wish you had a crystal ball to foresee when a Recovery Audit Contractor RAC might sen... [ Read More ]
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 ]
Factor children into the risk adjustment equation through awareness. The definition of a pediatric chronic condition is a health problem that lasts over three months affects the childs normal activiti... [ Read More ]
Obstructive sleep apnea causes those who suffer from it to sleep poorly and always feel tired. Obstructive sleep apnea is also indicative for heart problems and complications. It is not a good idea to... [ Read More ]
Has anyone had success billing Care Plan Oversight to Medicaid primary? Utah Medicaid does not cover any of the codes generally used for this (G0180, G0179, G0181, 99375, 99378, etc) so ... [ Read More ]
Blue Shield has sent Covid testing payment to patients because we are OON. We have sent bills to patients but not received many payment from them. We don't want to send them to collections as they s... [ Read More ]
My name is Deanna Dattilo. I have my CPC-A and have been working on the practicode program. I have 6 years of experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. I am looking for medical coding ... [ Read More ]
Pt presented in the office with a large left sided pleual effusion. Pt already has a pleurex drain in place. Attempt to drain through the pleurex only yields very small amount of fluid. Provider att... [ Read More ]
My physician did and exploration of the left forearm due to believed possible retained foreign body, however, there was no foreign body found during the exploration. The only code I am coming up with ... [ Read More ]
Could anyone actually tell me, that has taken the COSC exam, about how many spinal surgery questions are on it? I am getting conflicting information, some say not many while others say a lot. We are o... [ Read More ]
If a NEW patient is seen by a PA or NP in an outpatient setting and x-rays are performed at the office (facility owns the equipment), and the PA or NP completes the HPI, exam, plan of care, etc, but t... [ Read More ]
Has anyone used the COSC training course? I have the practice exam and the study guide already, which is just about 24 practice cases. This is supposed to give you more to study.
Please let me know t... [ Read More ]
I have Medicare denying the codes E1390 (Oxygen concentrator) and E0431 (Oxygen portable). They have paid in the past, but now they are denying because: "This date of service is more than 13 mon... [ Read More ]
One of our surgeons came in and preformed an abdominal wall reconstruction on a patient, immediately following an excision of a large abdominal wall tumor by another surgeon. He used mesh for... [ Read More ]