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This is a wonderful resource for chapter officers. It is available now in the 2019 Officer Facebook group. With all the technology available today we are hoping you can take advantage of this informat... [ Read More ]
Over the years foreign limb syndrome once coined apotemnophilia has changed names many times. You may have heard it called Body integrity dysphoriaBID Body integrity identity disorder BIID Amputee ide... [ Read More ]
If you want to smooth reimbursement claims for durable medical equipment CGS offers 28 documentation checklists that identify what must be included. Recently updated these checklists include the follo... [ Read More ]
2019 was my first AAPC National Conference since 2008. Although there were many big changes since 2008 a few major differences I noticed particularly were that the size of attendance has quadrupled an... [ Read More ]
Another great way to stay in touch with whats going on is to request to be part of the 2019 Local Chapter Officers group on Facebook. All you have to do is click this link and the group will pop up. S... [ Read More ]
My provider performed a brain surgery that doesn't happen very often. I was wondering if someone can shed some light on how to code it. This is from the description of procedure only. ... [ Read More ]
So, I got laid off last week by the orthopedic practice I was with for four years. A couple days before that I found out I didn't pass my CPC exam..(yea sucks I know) Most companies require you to be ... [ Read More ]
I am new to spinal coding and these procedures are really confusing me! So far I have come up with the following codes: 63040, 63030, 63035, 22612, 22840. I see possibly in the title 2093... [ Read More ]
So I applied to a job and received a coding exam to check my skill level.
I did not do very well but after checking the answers they gave me upon request I've noticed their answers seem a bit off.
Can... [ Read More ]
Patient has anterior shoulder dislocation with a Hill-Sachs (humeral head) fracture. Dislocation reduction was done under anesthesia. We are following up with this patient. What CPT code(s) would be... [ Read More ]
Hello Coding experts,
I have a question on the coding for BMI from an AWV. IF the provider does not address the BMI or the diagnosis of overweight, obesity, or morbid obesity, can the coder code for... [ Read More ]
What ED Facility Level are you using for a patient who:
* drives up to ED, stays in car
* nurse does triage
* then nurse does a Covid swab
* Dr comes out to talk to patient for a few minutes
* patien... [ Read More ]
Our office is wanting to start giving the blood transfusions in the office. The product will be coming from the hospital so I know they will be billing that portion. All research has led me to HCPCS 3... [ Read More ]
Medicare is rejecting all of our claims with:
A3 : Acknowledgement/Returned as unprocessable claim-The claim/encounter has been rejected and has not been entered into the adjudication system.
23 : Re... [ Read More ]
can anyone assist me with a procedure code for extensor mechanism reconstruction w/ prolene mesh , patella fracture repair was also performed in the same session. this patient is status post TKA as we... [ Read More ]