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By Nancy Clark CPC CPCI Modifiers are crucial in telling the story of the claim by identifying procedures that have been altered in some way without changing the core meaning of the codes submitted. L... [ Read More ]
Make Assigning HIV and AIDS Diagnosis Codes Straight Forward. By Katherine Abel CPC CPMA CPCI CMRS Assigning ICD9CM codes for human immunodeficiency virus HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AI... [ Read More ]
By Beverly Welshans CPC CPCI CPCH CCSP The same care your providers take when administering preventive care to assure all has been covered must be taken when coding those services as well. It never hu... [ Read More ]
Patient has had a gastric bypass surgery, now needs a gastrostomy tube insertion. Under CT guidance, access was achieved with a 5 fr. Yueh catheter. The stomach was insufflated, and 4 gastropexy sutur... [ Read More ]
We are having difficulties with the proper ICD 10 coding for prophylactic radiation therapy. We have two different scenerios: 1) if patient is having prophylactic brain therapy due to lung cancer and... [ Read More ]
I am hoping to get some advice coding this surgery.
The doctor performed laparotomy, de-torsion left ovary, left ovarian cystectomy, left salpingectomy.
Laparotomy- the ovary had a large cyst a... [ Read More ]
Per Medicare PTAs are not enrolled. Per Medicare allows therapist assists to provide therapy services in an outpatient private practice setting. as long as services are performed under the direct sup... [ Read More ]
I have billed a 99214 to Medicaid and getting the 107 error - related or qualifying claims/service not identified on claim. I am not in global, just an ordinary office visit. Any help/insight?... [ Read More ]
My practice is considering staring RPM "Remote Physiologic Monitoring" I would like to get any insight from anyone who has work with RPM.
I understand the codes 99453, 99454, 99457, and 994... [ Read More ]
Does anyone have comments on the pros v cons of hiring & managing the remote coder? Currently seeking a (probable) FT radiology coder - open to the possibility of making this a remote position bu... [ Read More ]
One of our physicians recently did a left thyroid lobectomy on a patient. During the surgery it was found that the parathyroid was enlarged. He then did a left superior parathyroidectomy and sent half... [ Read More ]