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Healthcare providers are granted even more latitude for use of telehealth services during the COVID19 public health emergency. On a Friday at monthend theCenters for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS ... [ Read More ]
Dont let insufficient documentation lead you astray. How many times has a provider asked you What do I need to document to get a 99215 All too often medical coders feel they should help their provider... [ Read More ]
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments CLIA fees are being increased for the first time in 20 years according to a holiday week notice from the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS. CLIA ... [ Read More ]
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Looking for some guidance. If a pt comes in for pre op Retacrit, what DX codes are used. The wording of the LCD confuses me a bit.
Preoperative use in specified patients. Must have an anemia... [ Read More ]
Is there guideline regarding performing dual visit during a telemedicine (Audio/video) call? Providers are asking if they can perform the Medicare AWV during the same encounter/session of a problem f... [ Read More ]
Plastic surgeon documented bilateral breast implants with mastopexy, He states specifics on the right breast then states attention to the left breast. Procedure was repeated using 450 mL imp... [ 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 ]
I am struggling to complete this Practicode trying to gain more experience. I passed my CPC in June. I felt very confident, but doing the Practicode sometimes I would be victorious and other be totall... [ 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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We have a surgeon wanting to do upper and lower blephs- what is the practice to coding this properly as the lower is being deemed cosmetic and upper is then getting denied...we are planning on doing a... [ Read More ]