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With schools and colleges back in session you can only hope patients start coming in for their influenza vaccine so communities can keep the spread of seasonal flu to a minimum this year. Healthcare p... [ Read More ]
Physicians are better equipped to correctly diagnose Medicare patients with hypertension thanks to a new national coverage policy. The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS issued July 2 a fin... [ Read More ]
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By now you should have heard from us several times about training for 2019 officers. All officers whether repeat or firsttime servers should participate in officer training because of changes within t... [ Read More ]
Explanation of Medicare Benefits EOB error message 96 Noncovered charge was the No. 1 reason for claims denials in December in all of Medicare Jurisdiction H according to the regions Medicare Administ... [ Read More ]
Looking for any feedback on the usage of 99072 (Additional supplies, materials, and clinical staff time over and above those usually included in an office visit or other non-facility service(s), when ... [ Read More ]
Hello. I am in Nebraska and I thought I read somewhere that the commercial plans and Medicare are not going to be covering pre-surgical testing for Covid. Has anyone else heard or read this anywhere... [ Read More ]
I'm looking for help in coding a posterior cervical fusion in which our doctor used Dtrax for stabilization. This was at 1 level, C3-4. It's a Medicare patient. Has anyone ever tried billing for this?... [ Read More ]
I know there is software out there to help convert Snomed codes into ICD-10 codes. Does anyone know of an automated service or method that does the reverse? To go from ICD-10 to Snomed?... [ Read More ]
What would be the correct ICD-10-CM code for right femorotibial occlusion, please? I am referencing the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook, with Answers and this dx is listed in one of the exam... [ Read More ]
The new MDM grid under "Complexity of Data" Category 1 lists Ordering of each unique test, Review of the result of each unique test. In my practice we order x-rays and interpret the x-rays t... [ Read More ]
Can a closed reduction and percutaneous both be billed together or would the closed reduction be included in the perc. pinning?
Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of the metacarpal bone in the... [ Read More ]
I'm not sure how I should code the calcific tendinitis excision? I've been looking at possibly 23000? Also, would the open rotator cuff repair bundle in, I know it's 23412, but does the documentation ... [ Read More ]