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Consider anatomy and coding guidance to put things into perspective. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery FESS is a surgical procedure performed endoscopically on the nasalsinus cavities. The purpose o... [ Read More ]
How to compare and apply proper codes more easily. Sleep medicine is a subspecialty of neurology which can seem very daunting to coders and physicians due to technicalities in the guidelines and proce... [ Read More ]
AAPCs New York CityRegional ConferenceAug. 1921 is the place to be for everyone on the revenue management side of healthcare it provides the latest education networking vendors and opportunities to ke... [ Read More ]
Yes officer training is required even if youve served recently or in the past. There are always changes some significant and some subtle but it is important to participate anyway. The good news is tha... [ Read More ]
Pet peeves are minor annoyances that cause major irritation. Heres my top 10 list of a coders pet peeves. Unclear or illegible clinical documentation.Medical coders want to select the correct diagnosi... [ Read More ]
I am having a very hard time getting Bilateral Add on codes processed correctly by Medicare jurisdiction J8 Mac WPS GHA when there are 3 levels.
My example is Bilateral Lumbar Discectomies... [ Read More ]
Medicare patient presented for med-refill. The patient was previously prescribed furosemide (Lasix) due to bilateral swelling in her lower extremities from travel. The patient has a history of swellin... [ Read More ]
I am new to podiatry coding. Can someone tell me when it is appropriate to bill office visits 99xxx vs the G0245-47? If I use the G codes, would I use the 11055, 110721... codes. What documantation... [ Read More ]
WE have been receiving this denial from Humana now for several months when we do a percutaneous thrombectomy on a dialysis AV graft . I cannot find anything on their website of what code in particula... [ Read More ]
Does anyone have any experience with billing for injections under fluoroscopy completed by a physician assistant?
We use the normal injection codes such as 20610 and then bill 77002. I am struggling ... [ Read More ]
HELLO AND THANK YOU IN ADVANCE. I AM CODING INPT HOSPITAL VISITS. PTS HAVE COVID, THE PROVIDER IS NOT SEEING THE PT FACE-TO-FACE, BUT IS MAKING DECISIONS ON CONTINUED CARE. CAN WE STILL CODE A 9923_ O... [ Read More ]