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New patient evaluation and management EM claims are being denied when the patient was previously seen by a specialty physician assistant or specialty nurse practitioner on staff. This is happening whe... [ Read More ]
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Recently established coverage of the revolutionary cancer therapy Chimeric Antigen Receptor Tcell CAR Tcell provides Medicare patients with access to this cuttingedge treatment.The articleInnovative C... [ Read More ]
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 ]