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By Sarah W. Sebikari MHA CPC Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society if all adults 50 and older were screened for colon ca... [ Read More ]
This is a good example of why coders should always begin their diagnostic search in the Alphabetic Index to Diseases Volume 2 of ICD9CM. If the coder skips that step and jumps right to the Neoplasm Ta... [ 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 ]