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Understand the coding mechanics behind some of the most common obstetrical US examinations. An outsider looking in might think diagnostic radiology coding is as simple as knowing the number of views o... [ Read More ]
Expensive cuttingedge cancer therapy is now covered. Last week the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS finalized their longawaited decision to make Chimeric Antigen Receptor Tcell CAR Tcell ... [ Read More ]
Take time to learn anatomy and surgical procedures to lessen coding confusion. Surgeons often use the terms arthroplasty and replacement interchangeably to describe the repair of a joint. As a medical... [ Read More ]
Clinical Consensus Statement Balloon Dilation of the Eustachian Tube BDET published by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery June 4 is important because BDET is newer technolog... [ Read More ]
I do a lot of mentoring and networking. And as a result I hear from newlycertified coders who have their CPCA and who are having trouble finding a job because most employers are looking for people who... [ Read More ]
Hello, new coder for pain management ASC. We billed 64633 RT LT, 64634 RT LT, 64634 59 RT LT. Insurance company is denying both 64634's for missing code or modifier. Any advice on how to bill correctl... [ Read More ]
I could really use some assistance with this. We have a new physician who did an intra-articular hip steroid injection under fluoroscopy. He used 1ml of Omnipaque with a notation the "... [ Read More ]
A gastroenterologist in Missouri is considering performing procedures in an Office setting using a CRNA for anesthesia. Has anyone had experience with this ? Is this a payable service to the CRNA for... [ Read More ]
I have just been joined to a large medical group as an auditor due to our practice merging. They do not have a lot of anesthesia experience. I have always audited by picking a day and checking for c... [ Read More ]
My provider wants to do a bilateral masseter muscle injection. Most of what I'm finding is for a botox injection (CPT 64611 or 64612). At this point, my doctor is looking at a Depo-Medrol injection to... [ Read More ]
Need some help here. In 2020 there are now codes for Nerve blocks and Radiofrequency done at the nerves that innervate the sacroiliac joint. 64451 and 64625
My question is if a provider performs a Me... [ Read More ]
If Tap block is done (bilateral abdominis plan) 3:40 to 3:45 and also ( bilateral Rectus sheath) 3:35 to 3:40. Would you charge 64488 2x putting modifier 59/76 on second one? We are discussing in ... [ Read More ]
Patient is having two different procedures done on the same hand.
One procedure is for a work comp related injury; the other isn't. Both procedures crosswalk to the same anesthesia code.
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