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Released earlier than usual the fiscal year FY 2022 ICD10CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting became available online Monday July 12 and include instructions for assigning novel code U09.9 ... [ Read More ]
The AAPC Social Hour on Facebook Live July 15 at 11 a.m. MT 1 p.m. ET focused on career paths and certifications. Moderator and AAPC Social Media Manager Alex McKinley was joined by National Advisory ... [ Read More ]
Proposed rule improves payment rates incentives and ESRD treatment choices. Disadvantaged Medicare patients suffer from endstage renal disease ESRD at higher rates and are also more likely to be readm... [ Read More ]
Interim final rule lays groundwork for implementing No Surprises Act by 2022. On July 1 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HHS Labor and Treasury and the Office of Personnel Management i... [ Read More ]
Who has time to read all those wordy news releases and transmittals Here8217s news you can use in under 5 minutes. Catch up on the latest coding and billing updates that will affect your Medicare Part... [ Read More ]
My boss says we shouldn't use a 79 modifier to bill for an aspiration of the knee in the global period of a total knee replacement. I was taught that an unplanned procedure in a post op period was not... [ Read More ]
We are having trouble with Anthem paying this code and was wondering if anyone else was struggling to get 15777 paid. The Mue is one but the code description does allow for bi-lateral procedure. When... [ Read More ]
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I am new to behavioral health coding and would like to know if DM with CKD can/should be the primary and secondary dx for a visit when a patient sees a psychiatrist. The provider does couns... [ Read More ]
I’m a coder but haven’t worked in a specialist practice before, and I have a question regarding billing related to an in-office procedure.
Someone I know had a 12-core prostate biopsy in his urol... [ Read More ]
If a patient is seen and treated at one facility and the treating physician is working under that group's credentials and Place of Service then the treating physician leaves the practice and is now bi... [ Read More ]
I understand telemedicine and telehealth guidelines are temporary due to covid.
Has anyone out there any knowledge on changes as of August or upcoming changes or restrictions on telemed use for ENT sp... [ Read More ]
Can someone help me with this. I was thinking 31528 for one of the codes but I am just lost.
Pre-op Diagnosis: Subglottic tracheal stenosis
Post-op Diagnosis: same
Procedure Performed: Micros... [ Read More ]
One of our general surgeons performed a procedure on a pt back in May, 2021 that had a 90 global period. He was performing the service under contract at a different facility and they would have billed... [ Read More ]