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There are five newlyadded waived complexity tests under the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments of 1988 CLIA. These tests go into effect Oct. 1 and will be implemented by Medicare Administrati... [ Read More ]
Healthcare providers are granted even more latitude for use of telehealth services during the COVID19 public health emergency. On a Friday at monthend theCenters for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS ... [ Read More ]
Quite a few code changes and revisions were made to the Radiology section of CPT for 2020. Less confusing language and expanded code categories will make life easier for medical coders. Heres a quick ... [ Read More ]
Using 87804 x 2 might result in denial. If youre performing a test that detects the flu via immunoassay in the office your provider might test for two strains of the virus. ImpactWhen you file these c... [ Read More ]
Whats the best way to get an interview for a medical coding job Start with your resume. Take a good look. Would you hire you Here are eight characteristics of a good resume 1. Make a good first impres... [ Read More ]
When coding an EMG, would you pick up the "abnormal study" R94.131 in addition to the dx for example abnormal study: study shows carpal tunnel bilateral.
Would you code dx as: G56.... [ Read More ]
Hello everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving! Wondering if anyone can help me with the below...?
- When the doctor is not affiliated with a company and he performs an echo, can we bill that Echo under the ... [ Read More ]
I've searched all over the internet and I cannot locate a spine coding cheat sheet. Does anyone have one by chance?
I don't need the ICD-10 information, as I'm mainly looking for the CPT only s... [ Read More ]
I am looking for a Certified Professional Coder in the North Texas area. The position is remote with some office time required so I prefer someone in the genersl area. The job listing and applicatio... [ Read More ]
pt Comes in for arm pain and mentions they have been out of lisinopril For 5 days , Which they take for long term use for their htn . Pt isn’t having any bp issues. Final arm pain. Under the MDM MD... [ Read More ]
For Risk Adjustment, have you encountered guidance to pick up the osteoporosis that is listed in the 'problem list/past medical history' if in the current encounter the patient comes in for a femur fr... [ Read More ]
Hello, I have a laminectomy listed above : an incision was made over the space of L4-5 and the area was exposed. A decompressive laminectomy was carried out with high speed drill and Kerrison rongeur... [ Read More ]
I am considering taking the COSC Exam for Orthopedics. I have been coding Ortho surgeries for about 5 years now. My question is, I do not code spinal surgeries though. Can anyone receommend the best w... [ Read More ]