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The first three digits of a fracture diagnosis ICD9CM code describe the fracture location. For instance codes series 800.xx804.xx describes fractures of the skull while code series 820.xx829.xx descri... [ Read More ]
By Cynthia Everlith BSHA CPC CMA Fracture care may seem straightforward but there are common misconceptions and confusion when it comes to the different types of fractures and how to bill for services... [ Read More ]
Orthopedists who treat pediatric patients for fractures have three new ICD9CM codes to use come Oct. 1. Report ICD9CM code 813.46 Torus fractures of ulna alone when the patient fractures only the ulna... [ Read More ]
If you are looking for an indicator as to the state of the American economy you need look no further than the Inpatient Prospective Payment System IPPS proposed rule for 2010. Issued May 1 by the Cent... [ 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 ]