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There are five newlyadded waived complexity tests under the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments of 1988 CLIA. These tests go into effect Oct. 1 and will be implemented by Medicare Administrati... [ Read More ]
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The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS created two new HCPCS Level II codes for lab tests that use highthroughput technologies to detect SARSCoV2 the virus that causes COVID19. The rate for... [ Read More ]
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Hello everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving! Wondering if anyone can help me with the below...?
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I've searched all over the internet and I cannot locate a spine coding cheat sheet. Does anyone have one by chance?
I don't need the ICD-10 information, as I'm mainly looking for the CPT only s... [ Read More ]
I am looking for a Certified Professional Coder in the North Texas area. The position is remote with some office time required so I prefer someone in the genersl area. The job listing and applicatio... [ Read More ]
pt Comes in for arm pain and mentions they have been out of lisinopril For 5 days , Which they take for long term use for their htn . Pt isn’t having any bp issues. Final arm pain. Under the MDM MD... [ Read More ]
For Risk Adjustment, have you encountered guidance to pick up the osteoporosis that is listed in the 'problem list/past medical history' if in the current encounter the patient comes in for a femur fr... [ Read More ]
Hello, I have a laminectomy listed above : an incision was made over the space of L4-5 and the area was exposed. A decompressive laminectomy was carried out with high speed drill and Kerrison rongeur... [ Read More ]
I am considering taking the COSC Exam for Orthopedics. I have been coding Ortho surgeries for about 5 years now. My question is, I do not code spinal surgeries though. Can anyone receommend the best w... [ Read More ]
I recently purchased the CRC prep course. This is my first time taking a distance learning course for a certification. My CPC and CPMA were both in person training courses. For those who have taken th... [ Read More ]
Our providers are doing Subcostal TAP Blocks and have been trying to use 64425. This is not an Intercostal Nerve Block, so I do not feel 64425 is appropriate. The procedure description is re... [ Read More ]