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May is National Stroke Awareness Month Recognize this preventable and treatable disease. Strokes kill approximately 140000 people every year in the United States and up to 80 percent are preventable a... [ Read More ]
Prepare for the unexpected when the patient is expecting. Oh those cute little babies All those fingers and toes and noses when I grow up I want to be one of those volunteers in nurseries who just si... [ Read More ]
Updates to the list of codes that sometimes or always describe therapy services under Medicare Part B go into effect Jan. 1 2020. Make sure your coding andbilling staff are aware of the following upda... [ Read More ]
October 1 is a scary time for medical coders. There are fourth quarter updates to HCPCS Level II codesand code editors. Payment system and fee schedules are updated. And ICD10CM code changes go into e... [ Read More ]
In a world of uncertainty one thing medical coders can count on is ICD10CM yearly updates. Its already that time of year again when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC releases the ICD1... [ Read More ]
I have a new SR. Management team that wants to change the way we bill out therapy codes based on what the insurance would cover so for instance- Medicare would be billed how we always have been in the... [ Read More ]
Hi - in my role as a privacy officer for a large system, I have encountered multiple complaints about practices charging patients or our providers for records sent to our providers when patients eithe... [ Read More ]
I have billed 36247 and 75630 26, 59 with DX of I70.211, I70.212, and I70.0. The insurance is Humana Medicare both are being denied for needing additional Diagnosis. I have been res... [ Read More ]
Hello! I need help with coding an RN certified in Lactation Education. Lately I have been including her services in the E/M and accounting for time along with the physician's assessment. Is there a... [ Read More ]
Pt has a bleeding AVF aneurysms. They go in for a revision of AVF( resection aneurysms, and Artegraft placement)
Is this all covered under the revision code or can the AVG placement be additionally c... [ Read More ]
Good Morning Everyone,
My name is Jessenia. I am new to Medical Coding. This is my first post ever to AAPC. First post in my life on AAPC. Hello Hello!
Question: Will I be taking my classes through t... [ Read More ]
I have a surgery that I am stumped on, and was hoping someone could help me figure this one out.
my doc was planning on removing a mass but after getting closer to the "mass" he realized it... [ Read More ]
Hoping someone can assist with this. Florida Blue is denying claims with these codes billed stating a modifier is needed. These were performed in the office place of service and have always paid bille... [ Read More ]