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Report what documentation tells you or you could be hurting the patient. By Debra Mitchell MSPH CPCH Imagine this patient encounter A 67yearold female complains of a painful lump on her elbow. The phy... [ Read More ]
My plastic surgeon is performing a bilateral breast recon w/ TE replacement. He wants to bill for bilateral nerve blocks of the pectoralis major. Wouldn't this be included with the primary px? Wh... [ Read More ]
Left endoscopic maxillary antrostomy with removal of 2 dental implant fragments. 2 incisions from left uncinate process with ostium up to inferior turbinate/meatus.
Looking for CPT codes, please and t... [ Read More ]
Note doesn't state whether partial or total, but it does say "right superficial parotidectomy with facial nerve dissection."
Question #1: Would this be 42415 or 42420?
Question #2 Would d/... [ Read More ]
Anyone having trouble receiving payment on claims filed through HRSA?
Curious as to how you are sequencing the ICD10's when filing and if they are being paid? I know they do not "officially foll... [ Read More ]
I have 17 years of professional education experience, but no coding experience. I recently passed my CPC exam and also the practicum to remove the "A" from my CPC. I am having a tou... [ Read More ]
PER THE 1997 GUIDELINES TO GET AN EXTENDED HPI THE NOTE HAS TO HAVE AT LEAST 4 ELEMENTS OF HPI, OR LIST 3 OR MORE CHRONIC CONDITIONS. IF I HAVE A NOTE AND THE PROVIDER LISTS 3 CHRONIC CONDITIONS DOES ... [ Read More ]
I'm an orthopedic coder and for years we were using the 11981 - 11983 codes whenever a antibiotic rod, knee/hip spacer, or beads were used/removed. Now that they've created these new c... [ Read More ]
I will be moving out of state in a few months and regretfully leaving my remote coding job behind. I currently work for a large health system/hospital. After my time is up there I am considering a con... [ Read More ]
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