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Physicians know a lot more about the disease than they used to but diagnosis remains difficult. By Renee Dustman Stomach pain diarrhea nausea heartburn these are common symptoms for any number of ail... [ Read More ]
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 have a new SR. Management team that wants to change the way we bill out therapy codes based on what the insurance would cover so for instance- Medicare would be billed how we always have been in the... [ Read More ]
Hi - in my role as a privacy officer for a large system, I have encountered multiple complaints about practices charging patients or our providers for records sent to our providers when patients eithe... [ Read More ]
I have billed 36247 and 75630 26, 59 with DX of I70.211, I70.212, and I70.0. The insurance is Humana Medicare both are being denied for needing additional Diagnosis. I have been res... [ Read More ]
Hello! I need help with coding an RN certified in Lactation Education. Lately I have been including her services in the E/M and accounting for time along with the physician's assessment. Is there a... [ Read More ]
Pt has a bleeding AVF aneurysms. They go in for a revision of AVF( resection aneurysms, and Artegraft placement)
Is this all covered under the revision code or can the AVG placement be additionally c... [ Read More ]
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My name is Jessenia. I am new to Medical Coding. This is my first post ever to AAPC. First post in my life on AAPC. Hello Hello!
Question: Will I be taking my classes through t... [ Read More ]
I have a surgery that I am stumped on, and was hoping someone could help me figure this one out.
my doc was planning on removing a mass but after getting closer to the "mass" he realized it... [ Read More ]
Hoping someone can assist with this. Florida Blue is denying claims with these codes billed stating a modifier is needed. These were performed in the office place of service and have always paid bille... [ Read More ]