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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 ]
I was taught that a limited would be debridement of a single area like the cuff, labrum or bicep tendon, or a chondroplasty of the glenoid OR humeral head and that an extensive would be a chondroplast... [ Read More ]
My doctor is billing doing multiple bilateral injections on shoulder, hip, elbow and knee. Is the correct coding 20550 with modifier 50 or 20550 x 30 (as this is the total units being done)?... [ Read More ]
The doctor performed a EHL tenolysis while also z-lengthening the tendon. I'm a little lost as to how to code this. I was looking at 28225 for the tenolysis portion of the procedure? ... [ Read More ]
I have been trying to figure out if a situation can bill a locum. Every time I think I have It figured out management changes their mind on what they plan to do.
So we have an MD leaving the practice ... [ Read More ]
I am wondering if anyone else has run into an issue with Medicare when billing CPT 78815 with Diagnosis code C79.51. We bill for the radiologist reading (technical component) and they are saying when ... [ Read More ]
I have a question regarding counting conditions as managed. If the condition is not mentioned anywhere in the note other than in the assessment and plan and links a med refill or lab ... [ Read More ]
Hello, I am unable to locate cpt for the below procedure. Any assistance is appreciated. thank you
Procedure: Placement of external ventricular drain
An external ventricular drain was placed into th... [ Read More ]