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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 ]
UnitedHealthcare one of nations leading health plans will provide coverage for Inspire Inc.s novel obstructive sleep apnea OSA therapy starting in August. This determination comes almost one year to t... [ Read More ]
The 2019 CPT codebook introduced three new addon codes to report bone allograft 20932 Allograft includes templating cutting placement and internal fixation when performedosteoarticular including arti... [ Read More ]
Every year the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS updates their Designated Health Services DHS Code List.What are designated health services and why should you care The Link to Designated H... [ Read More ]
I have been coding Emergency Medicine for 35 years. I have never coded a chart where the E/R Physician decides to perform an Appendectomy. The E/R Phys usually makes arrangements to have patient adm... [ Read More ]
We have a new Pediatrician in our office and she would like to bill cpt code 96161 (Edinburgh depression screening) for the mom on the babies well visit chart. Can we do this?
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Hello everyone. I just recently passed an online training program and passed my CPC exam achieving my CPC-A. I'm currently in the process of going through the Practicode program from AAPC in order to ... [ Read More ]
I am trying to determine if it is acceptable to use a 57 modifier on the E/M code used for an exam if we already have the surgery scheduled with the surgery center.
I have two different scenar... [ Read More ]
Hello there, So the company I work for tells us to always put a Q modifier. but the problem is half the time I only have enough information for 1 class B finding and 1 class C finding. So what the hec... [ Read More ]
I have a question about a procedure that a co-worker and I are tossing back and forth as to which way to code. Patient admitted with an obstruction and CT shows a mass. Doctor decided to d... [ Read More ]