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Use your skills and knowledge as an experienced medical coder to coach or mentor upandcoming coders.The post Become a Coach or Mentor to a New Coder appeared first on AAPC Knowledge Center.... [ Read More ]
Healthcare providers are granted even more latitude for use of telehealth services during the COVID19 public health emergency. On a Friday at monthend theCenters for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS ... [ Read More ]
Price transparency overshadows all other finalized Medicare policy updates among hospitals. The Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System OPPS final rule for calendar year CY 2020 offered the usu... [ Read More ]
New HCPCS Level II modifier reports advanced diagnostic imaging provided to Medicare patients. The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS created a new modifier to report use of a clinical deci... [ Read More ]
What is chikungunya and how do you code it Chikungunya is an alphavirus1 transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. The virus was first detected in Africa Asia Europe and the Indian an... [ 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 ]