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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 ]
Our providers are doing Subcostal TAP Blocks and have been trying to use 64425. This is not an Intercostal Nerve Block, so I do not feel 64425 is appropriate. The procedure description is re... [ Read More ]
Hello! I have a question on a chest tube removal. Our general surgeon changed from an under water seal vacuum suction system to a heimlich valve. Can I charge for this, if so, what code would you r... [ Read More ]
I think I'm over thinking this but want to be sure.My question is about the order of diagnosis for a patient who came in to have a nail trim done with a systemic condition, I understand how to place t... [ Read More ]