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It may have been the third and final day of HEALTHCON 2020 but the energy level was high. Attendees started the day off right by using HCON Chat and Facebook to post lots of inspiring pictures of the ... [ 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 ]
For many coders determining how to approach an unfamiliar operative report can be a daunting feat. For many of us we get familiar with our area of expertise and we are hesitant to venture out. However... [ Read More ]
4 Communication Soft Skills that are Important to Effective Communication Soft skills differ from hard skills in that soft skills are less rooted in specific technical abilities and more aligned with ... [ Read More ]
New documentation guidelines will change how you code and audit evaluation and management services. In response to an executive order Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS Administrator Seema ... [ Read More ]
I am new to the EP coding space and am unsure of how the following case should be coded or if there is anything to code at all. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Preprocedure diagnosis: pers... [ Read More ]
so my question is:
lobectomy done path comes back malignant, in the same operative session the physician removes the entire thyroid
so am i to code 60260 for all remaining tissue
or total thyroide... [ Read More ]
We are hiring an RD (registered dietitian) and she will be housed in our Endocrinology practice with one physician and an APC. Can the Endocrinologist in the office refer to his RD and for certain pay... [ Read More ]
Do you know if a modifier is required if a patient is seen for individual therapy (90837) at one location but group therapy (90853) at another location (2 different providers and locations) on the sam... [ Read More ]
I have 5-11402's that I need to bill out but it exceeds the MUE limit. We have tried to bill it a couple different ways and it keeps paying incorrectly.
I also have 12-11403's that are doing the sa... [ Read More ]
I am taking my CCC exam in a few weeks, any tips would be greatly appreciated. Does anyone have any recommendations on your extra resource to take, or good vascular tree charts to use?
Thanks!!... [ Read More ]
I'm not sure how I should code the calcific tendinitis excision? I've been looking at possibly 23000? Also, would the open rotator cuff repair bundle in, I know it's 23412, but does the documentation ... [ Read More ]