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AAPCs coding expert Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on next years updates. Code update season is always an exciting time of year. With it brings new revised and deleted CPT codes and coding guide... [ Read More ]
Karen DeSalvo MD MPH MSc opened 2019 HEALTHCON at Caesars Palace Las Vegas April 29 with a deep dive into how social determinants affect the business of healthcare. Claiming one of her best memories w... [ Read More ]
Healthcare practitioners may soon have 23 new ICD10CM codes to use for reporting social and environmental factors that affect their patients health. The American Medical Association AMA and UnitedHeal... [ Read More ]
Every year there are reports of measles outbreaks among children who have not been vaccinated and it can be fatal.While death rates have been falling worldwide as more children receive the measles vac... [ Read More ]
Bundled payments seem to be cutting healthcare costs. One of the salient goals of the Affordable Care Act was to bring down the cost of care. As a result the federal government attempted to assist in ... [ Read More ]
Does anyone know why different payors use different edit programs? What is the difference between NCCI Edits and McKesson edits? Sometimes, we get denials from payors even there is no edit between c... [ Read More ]
I know that stimulations cannot be billed on same DOS as E&M codes, unless of course separate and significant, however I'm not finding a clear answer regarding billing IMRT planning 77301 on same ... [ Read More ]
Does anyone know how soon after submitting payment online I should received access to the ICD-10 Ebooks I purchased? I assumed I would receive access immediately upon payment but have received no dire... [ Read More ]
What ED Facility Level are you using for a patient who:
* drives up to ED, stays in car
* nurse does triage
* then nurse does a Covid swab
* Dr comes out to talk to patient for a few minutes
* patien... [ Read More ]
Does anyone know where I may find a quick guide or table showing the new E/M changes so that I may train my staff and give it to them as reference? So that when it comes time for them to code an offic... [ Read More ]
This is a group practice with Obgyn and Maternal Fetal Medicine subspeciality.
Patients are scheduled among the 4 office locations depending on their medical needs.
The doctors circulate among the 4 ... [ Read More ]
As part of a retrospective review, the services requiring time documentation, what is the best practice when the time IS NOT documented? Are your auditors recommending coding to the lowest service or ... [ Read More ]
My perinatology physician will often do ultrasounds/consultations for future surrogates. Can she bill a consultation code (9242-99245) when the requesting provider is a surrogacy agency not a physic... [ Read More ]
Hello, my name is Marina and I just recently passed my CPC exam. I also am currently working on getting my A removed and just sent what is needed to remove my A to the apprentice removal email. I curr... [ Read More ]