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April 1 is around the corner and you know what that means quarterly updates. The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS has released payer and provider guidance. Make sure all coding and billin... [ Read More ]
The pesky illness can be diagnosed properly by knowing the signs and symptoms and detecting it with pathology. Lyme disease is a common vectorborne illness in the United States with more than 300000 c... [ Read More ]
Professionals on the revenue side of healthcare left Vegas rich in medical coding knowledge friendship and confidence. This years HEALTHCON in Las Vegas April 28May 1 was a whirlwind of excitement edu... [ Read More ]
There are 13 new CLIAwaived tests effective April 1 2019. The Center for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS announced in CR11080 that these apply to facilities with a CLIA certificate of waiver. QW is ... [ Read More ]
My Dr did a Minimally Invasive Direct off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting x 1 using a single arterial graft and short segment vein jump graft (Lima-svg-lad via a left anterior mini-thoracotomy)
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I wanted an opinion on this report. Doctor did an endoscopic repair of right choanal atresia with posterior septectomy and outfracture of inferior turbinates. I have the whole report below but the par... [ Read More ]
if i have a new patient seen by an orthopedist in a multi specialty group and then refer to a pain physician in the same group do you bill a consult code, established patient or new patient?... [ Read More ]
My doc wants me to bill for the trigger finger portion and the nodule excision, but I feel like the nodule was incidental? Am I incorrect?
Preoperative diagnosis: Right long trigger finger Dupuytren... [ Read More ]
I understand the new changes for 2021 but I had a doctor question if they can pick either the 2021 or the 1995 guidelines. I am not sure if they can pick a guideline I would think they have t... [ Read More ]
This is probably going to sound like a pretty obvious question, but I am really starting to struggle with this after discussions with my coworkers on code assignment.
When I was first starting out as... [ Read More ]
Hello, would this be considered fine needle aspiration? 10021? Any help is appreciated. New to neurology. thank you
Procedure: A 22 gauge angiocath was inserted subcutaneously, and a syringe was ... [ Read More ]
Has anyone purchased this program and do you recommend it? I am graduating from a Health Records Coding Program next Friday. I interviewed for a position this week and I was given an offer for emplo... [ Read More ]
I'm taking practice exams, working through Practicode and have an in-person exam scheduled for 12/5. I'm a perfectionist so my goal is to pass above 90%, but I'm starting to question whether that's ri... [ Read More ]