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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 ]
For a code that has no relative value units RVUs and commands 0.00 in Medicare nonfacility fees 99000 Handling andor conveyance of specimen for transfer from the office to a laboratory has received a ... [ Read More ]
A lot more people suddenly found themselves working from home after the public health emergency for COVID19 was enacted. If youve never worked at home before it can take some getting used to especiall... [ Read More ]
A whirlwind of excitement networking and education all from a safe distance. AAPC has been working hard to convert its national conference to a virtual platform enabling attendees to experience everyt... [ Read More ]
AppsWebsite I cant log into the conference app. Look for AAPC Conferences in your app store from your phone or tablet. Note This is a NEW app so if you have one from last year you can delete it. Log i... [ Read More ]
Medicare is rejecting all of our claims with:
A3 : Acknowledgement/Returned as unprocessable claim-The claim/encounter has been rejected and has not been entered into the adjudication system.
23 : Re... [ Read More ]
can anyone assist me with a procedure code for extensor mechanism reconstruction w/ prolene mesh , patella fracture repair was also performed in the same session. this patient is status post TKA as we... [ Read More ]
Can anyone help me with the LCD for both cpt codes 64451 & 64625. I have called Medicare and they showed me where to get the LCD but does not give you what you need to get the medical necessity f... [ Read More ]
HI. For the last 7 years I billed for an OBGYN and now an Occupational Therapist has asked me to do their billing. I'm excited just don't know to much about their guidelines like I do OB. Can some one... [ Read More ]
I am a new coder and I have a provider who wants me to code that a patient is "At high risk for complication of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection&... [ Read More ]
Our primary care office recently hired a Phlebotomist to do blood draws. My question is, if a patient comes in say on Monday for a regular visit and the providers orders fasting blood work, the patie... [ Read More ]
In using time to calculate a level of service in 2021, are there any exceptions to how time is counted when a translator is necessary to communicate with the patient?
For example: A ... [ Read More ]
I work for a family practice and I am having Humana denials on vaccines for reason:
This decision was based on a Local Coverage Determination (LCD). We have called them several times and sent in doc... [ Read More ]
We are finding that new patient office visits billed with injections are being denied as not medical necessary. The injection is being paid . An office visit is performed and Patient is new.
99203,25... [ Read More ]