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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 ]
Within the next several years providers will be required to observe appropriate use criteria AUC as a condition of payment when reporting certain services for Medicare beneficiaries. Coders will need ... [ Read More ]
My radiologist is saying if a superficial venous and deep venous ultrasound is done and dictated for venous insufficiency there should be two separate CPT codes. We have always used 93970 ... [ Read More ]
From a coder's/biller's standpoint, what are your thoughts on Athena for an orthopedic/ neurological practice? I have heard mixed reviews. I have no experience with it myself, but my... [ Read More ]
Is it appropriate/expected to utilize 20705 with 27447 (TKA) because that’s where we are concerned if we need to use it when we remove a manually manipulated antibiotic spacer prior to putting in th... [ Read More ]
Good morning, I need some guidance for appropriately billing anesthesia to Medi-Cal and the AD modifiers. I'm not having much luck with their manual. Can anyone provide some guidance for me?... [ 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 ]