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CPT 2020 Category I errata and technical corrections released by the American Medical Association AMA are effective Jan. 1 2020. If you have a CPT 2020 code book get out your marker. Youll need to kno... [ Read More ]
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A MD sees a patient in hospital for one week long stay. He sees patient subsequently twice in one day. Can 99231 be billed twice for same day?
Are both visits combined for 1 total 99231 or 99232?
Ar... [ Read More ]
I am new to the AAPC Forum Community and will be taking my CPC Exam next month. I originally was going to take the in-person exam but decided to take it online. I am a terrible timed-t... [ Read More ]
Our physician had a patient present for a left heart cath but the procedure was discontinued as follows:
INDICATION AND DESCRIPTION OF PROCEDURE: Right groin and right wrist were prepped and draped
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Status post repair of dural tear from an extensive instrumented posterior
spine fusion down at another facility with a persistent dural tear.
Repair of dural tear w... [ Read More ]
I need help settling a dispute in my office. Our providers sometimes do a bx followed by ed&c if they are clinically suspicious of it being malignant. Typically this is only done on older patients... [ Read More ]
Hey, all. I embarked on this career path in April of this year. August marked 6 months of being unemployed for me. As of a couple weeks ago I completed my billing/coding course. I knew from the start ... [ Read More ]
The physician I bill for saw a patient with an insurance that he is not contracted with. He is performing wound care at the local hospital, so the hospital bills their portion as well. My question i... [ Read More ]