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A physician assistant PA serves as an assistant surgeon only to suture and close an incision. There is no documentation that the PA performed any other function to assist the primary surgeon during th... [ Read More ]
The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS knows that a significant amount of money is being overpaid to insurance companies in the Medicare Advantage program but they have yet to recover these... [ Read More ]
Although coding in this area may seem complex you can simplify it with a quick review of requirements and carrier policies. Coding for spinal cord stimulation lead implantation is thought to be too co... [ Read More ]
Conduit alleges whistleblower lawsuit and feds agree. The Department of Justice DOJ intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against Questcor Pharmaceuticals now a part of Mallinckrodt ARD LLC formerly k... [ Read More ]
Ordering physicians will need to consult a qualified CDSM for advanced imaging studies radiologist payment will depend on it. The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 PAMA mandated appropriate u... [ Read More ]
last November we were presented with the 2020 changes and the ability to bill CCM, CCM AND TCM in the same month. Where can I get specifice information on billing cpo ccm in the same month. I had a... [ Read More ]
I am currently training my Urology doctors on the new E/M changes for 2021. Can someone tell me what they are saying to their doctors regarding Cat 2 "Amount and/or Complexity of Data t... [ Read More ]
I am just curious as to what the average time spent coding each case is. I spend 6-7 minutes. Is this average? This is coding, entering the charge and billing the case. Thanks for... [ Read More ]
Hello. We are a CAH and have an outpatient dialysis department. One of our patients is now an inpatient (not Covid related) and needs his dialysis. We cannot transfer right now because of Covid and... [ Read More ]
Hello! Right now I have my CPC-A and am working on my COC. I am getting ready to purchase my 2021 books and have a question.
What is the difference on AAPC's website between the ProFee Coder Bundle... [ Read More ]
pt Comes in for arm pain and mentions they have been out of lisinopril For 5 days , Which they take for long term use for their htn . Pt isn’t having any bp issues. Final arm pain. Under the MDM MD... [ Read More ]
We are using CPT code 21085 for the Somnogard device. We order the guards and our physicians shape and fit the appliance . Do you think the description "This code should only be used when physic... [ Read More ]
I have been a veterinary technician for 16 yrs and have recently received my CPC-A certification . I am looking for a coding position or a position that will utilize my newfound coding skills. I am l... [ Read More ]