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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 ]
last November we were presented with the 2020 changes and the ability to bill CCM, CCM AND TCM in the same month. Where can I get specifice information on billing cpo ccm in the same month. I had a... [ Read More ]
Hello! Right now I have my CPC-A and am working on my COC. I am getting ready to purchase my 2021 books and have a question.
What is the difference on AAPC's website between the ProFee Coder Bundle... [ 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 ]
We are using CPT code 21085 for the Somnogard device. We order the guards and our physicians shape and fit the appliance . Do you think the description "This code should only be used when physic... [ Read More ]
I have been a veterinary technician for 16 yrs and have recently received my CPC-A certification . I am looking for a coding position or a position that will utilize my newfound coding skills. I am l... [ Read More ]
We have partnered with Quest, and have a physician owned lab. We are being told to bill as “office” place of service as opposed to “independent lab.” We have gone back and forth with our bil... [ Read More ]