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The shift to outpatient services puts billers and coders with an understanding of the OPPS in demand. Hospital outpatient services are all services provided to a patient in a facility that do not requ... [ Read More ]
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 ]
Sport purple and shore up your coding practices in support of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Nov. 19 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day a time when p... [ Read More ]
Price transparency overshadows all other finalized Medicare policy updates among hospitals. The Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System OPPS final rule for calendar year CY 2020 offered the usu... [ Read More ]
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm AAA ranks as the 15th leading cause of death in the United States and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55 years.Abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings... [ Read More ]
I have seen this a few times in the search of this forum, but having a hard time really confirming the entire thought process with any supporting articles.
If an ENT clinic has patients regularly s... [ Read More ]
I've got a preop dx for left great toe loose painful hardware with pseudarthrosis of the hallux interphalangeal joint. Doc got in there and found left hallux distal and proximal phalanx osteomyelitis ... [ Read More ]
Our group just recently started providing anesthesia services for colonoscopies (previously sedation was done by the RNs.) We are debating whether colonoscopies should be considered MAC or general ane... [ Read More ]
Good Afternoon. We had a NP who was part of our surgical hospitalist program. She rounded on patients and was credentialed as a surgical assist. She left for greener pastures and now we have 2 PA's... [ Read More ]
We need some guidance as this isn't our specialty. We have a patient that our doc charted "near complete blindness, right eye." Looking at the available codes, it is categorizing by level 3,... [ Read More ]
The first code that comes to mind is 52354 but the notes says this was an ablation, not fulguration. Thanks for your help!
Left intramural ureter tumor.
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So a friend had a colonoscopy, first done in 2012, 2 polyps found and removed. Second colonoscopy done 2015 1 polyp found and removed. Third colonoscopy done 6/2021 1 polyp found and removed. Never ha... [ Read More ]
We had a patient present to the ER with acute hematemesis and an urgent diagnostic EGD was performed in the ER at bedside at around 2:00a. gastric fundus was filled with old clots and blood, but no ac... [ Read More ]