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With understanding comes passion for this obgyn niche. Obstetrics and gynecology obgyn coding is one of those specialties you either love or just dont get. Or maybe you love it but just dont get it. P... [ Read More ]
These services may seem alike but differences in requirements can make or break your code assignment. Physical therapy PT and occupational therapy OT evaluations are similar but like the two disciplin... [ Read More ]
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 ]
We've always used 01992 as the crosswalk for 64493, but since the new codes came out my boss is using 01940 as a crosswalk for it. 01940 is destruction procedures by neurolytic agent, so why would she... [ Read More ]
Here is my situation.
Pt was in the preop holding area being prepped for a urological procedure. The anesthesiologist administered Fentanyl. The patient went into tachycardia and had to immediately... [ Read More ]
I need help...since 12/12/21 I am getting my CPT code 00731 (anesthesia for upper endoscopic procedures) rejected by Medicare. Explanation on EOB is saying due to an LCD determination- I looked up t... [ Read More ]
With the new Medicare LCD's kicking in for ESI's and also the part about anesthesia being rarely, if ever, necessary embedded within the LCD's, I'm curious if any groups that have provided anesthesia ... [ Read More ]
Anesthesiologist injects kenalog under live ultrasound guidance into the left and right SI joints. Medicare patient - NGS is the contractor. LCD says nothing about ultrasound guidance - just flouros... [ Read More ]