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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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Its time to update your seasonal influenza vaccine roster for the 20182019 season. Medicare provides coverage of the flu vaccine once per season or more if medically necessary without any outofpocket ... [ Read More ]
I work in at a pediatric hospital in ProFee. We are having some debate on this code as it pertains to our coding. We code for E/Ms and only procedures like 96450 and bone marrow aspirat... [ Read More ]
I am a recent graduate who has passed the CPC exam. Currently a CPC-A looking for there first entry level job. Even if I have to start in a smaller healthcare position to work my way up or the chances... [ Read More ]
I have a surgery that I am stumped on, and was hoping someone could help me figure this one out.
my doc was planning on removing a mass but after getting closer to the "mass" he realized it... [ Read More ]
The patient had a transverse plane deformity of the 2nd toe, which the doctor corrected using a medial wedge osteotomy at the proximal interphalangeal joint. I think this scenario could be described w... [ Read More ]
When coding bilateral lumbar facet blocks L3-4, L4-5, and L5-S1 I use 64493-50, 64494, 64494, 64495, 64495. Most insurance companies are denying the 2nd 64494 and 64495 as duplicates or exceeding numb... [ Read More ]
I have a patient that had an I&D by a different provider, in fact a different health system all together. My doc saw this patient for repacking/dressing change. Anyone have a clue what CPT code I ... [ Read More ]
Can someone please settle a debate I have?
A patient was seen in office a few weeks ago and at that appointment it was decided they would come back for a punch biopsy. The patient came in for the bio... [ Read More ]