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AAPCCA BOD members honor Barbara Fontaines legacy. The AAPC Chapter Association AAPCCA is saddened to announce that we have lost one of our past Board of Directors BOD members Barbara Fontaine CPC. Ba... [ Read More ]
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Take measures to make HEALTHCON a healthy experience. AAPC8217s HEALTHCON 2021 is coming up quickly I am so excited to be able to attend the inperson venue this year in Dallas Texas March 2831. During... [ Read More ]
With the new 2021 E/M Documentation changes, there have been questions that have arisen in regards to requirements for the HPI and Exam. Now that these components are deemed "me... [ Read More ]
Hello coders! Can anyone please clarify the correct process for the indicating the initial diagnosis & CPT in a telehealth visit, and then the follow-up diagnosis & CPT when they present in p... [ Read More ]
If my provider admits a patient for nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and consults gastro but doesn't see patient after gastro diagnosed the patient with gastritis would I use the gastritis code on the... [ Read More ]
Quick question regarding skin tags and excisions. A patient has come into the office to have a intermittent bleed skin tag removed due to clothing catching.
The provider removed skin tag by e... [ Read More ]
I have read and understood that if a doctor does a UA, Strep test or Covid Rapid in office he/she can’t get credit for ordering the test or reviewing the test but I am not clear as to what happens i... [ Read More ]
INDICATIONS: This 97-year-old male with multiple risk factors
for coronary artery disease and moderate aortic stenosis is
admitted to ____ Medical Center in the setting of severe
right lower extremity... [ Read More ]
Mcal keeps denying claims as max allowed since they are bundling admin and J codes together on the claim but they pay very little on admin codes compared to other insurances. Is there some way to get ... [ Read More ]
I was wondering how to code prenatal visits that are part of the global package. Do we use 59400? I was under the impression this code is to be used only for the time of delivery.
Tha... [ Read More ]
Does anybody have thoughts on whether the new COVID 19 testing codes (U0001-U0005) should be billed only on a CMS 1500 (as other professional fees) or may they also be billed on a UB04. I did... [ Read More ]