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Chest pain is a common complaint in the urgent care setting and is not always related to an acute heart condition. The characteristics of chest pain depend on the cause and may be described as ischemi... [ Read More ]
Coding and documentation should reflect new changes to both surgical and anesthesia reporting. By Kelly D. Dennis MBA CPC CPCI CANPC ACSAN CHCA Postoperative pain management POPM is a team effort betw... [ Read More ]
One month after the October update forMedicare8217s edit module for clinical diagnostic laboratory national coverage determinations NCDs the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS announced Nov... [ Read More ]
The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMShas determined that ICD9CM codes 786.50 Chest pain unspecified and 786.51 Precordial pain 8220flow from the existing narrative for conditions for which... [ Read More ]
Hi there, I have a patient with 2 BCBS policies. The secondary is a medicare advantage plan and has a higher allowable than the primary, so the claims are all overpaid. I called BCBS and they told ... [ Read More ]
Hey guys. I need help please! My question: When coding a Left heart cath and the dr does a PCI, can I code these together? I am getting a CCI edit that states these procedures can't be billed together... [ Read More ]
As an orthopaedic practice, we do a lot of steroid injections in the office. We also, see a lot of Pennsylvania workers' compensation.
does anyone else bill work comp claims? If so, how are you billi... [ Read More ]
I need help with this.
For the new time coding: can providers document accounts with E&M codes time ranges without selecting specific time? or they have to document time within the range.... [ Read More ]
I am having a problem getting reimbursement from Humana Medicare for flu shots. I am in desperate need of advice. They are denying for NCD (reason code N386) We are billing flublock 90682 with G0... [ Read More ]
I work for a behavioral health hospital where Resident physicians are conducting Psychotherapy group sessions. I'm wondering from a billing standpoint, because the resident must be supervised, can the... [ Read More ]
I posted this question in the E/M forum as well, but since I work in Dermatology, I thought I would seek guidance here too. I have a question regarding the E/M coding for a straightforward problem; pe... [ Read More ]