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The Jan. 13 social hour focused on updates to AAPC curriculum and certification exams. The bimonthly live sessions in the AAPC Facebook group have grown in popularity since their inception last Februa... [ Read More ]
Does new lost revenues clarification help or hurt agencies On Dec. 16 2020 the Department of Health and Human Services HHS announced that it added 4.5 billion to the Provider Relief Funds PRF phase 3 ... [ Read More ]
Several changes have been recently made to the ICD10CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for fiscal year FY 2021. The guidelines changes affect code assignment for conditions and symptoms r... [ Read More ]
CPT 2021 code updates for quarters 2 and 3 have been released by the American Medical Association AMA. The new revised and deleted codes will be updated in Codify by AAPC as the changes go into effect... [ Read More ]
Our office is wanting to start giving the blood transfusions in the office. The product will be coming from the hospital so I know they will be billing that portion. All research has led me to HCPCS 3... [ Read More ]
Patient had lobe excised 12/27/18. Saw the Pulmonologist 2/19 who referred patient to Oncology for adjuvant chemotherapy but stated not sure patient was a candidate due to comorbidities. Saw Oncolog... [ Read More ]
Our company does OCM coding, it's an HCC type model for Oncology.
We haven't started yet but we are looking at a program that will allow us to catch missed codes.
This program has a list of missed HC... [ Read More ]
I have two questions relating to ER's. The first is- If a patient comes in for a uncomplicated wound re-check and is seen by Dr. B but the simple suture repair (12001) was performed by Dr. A,... [ Read More ]
Q) In an initial review of ENT notes, I'm finding lower levels this year than last year for 99213 established patient E&M CPT codes.
Factoring in presenting problems from first column, If 1 or l... [ Read More ]
I need help with this.
For the new time coding: can providers document accounts with E&M codes time ranges without selecting specific time? or they have to document time within the range.... [ Read More ]
I was curious how other coders were handling risk with the new 2021 guidelines. The minimal and low categories no longer have examples, and the guidelines state that the risk levels ... [ Read More ]
My provider performed a brain surgery that doesn't happen very often. I was wondering if someone can shed some light on how to code it. This is from the description of procedure only. ... [ Read More ]
So, I got laid off last week by the orthopedic practice I was with for four years. A couple days before that I found out I didn't pass my CPC exam..(yea sucks I know) Most companies require you to be ... [ Read More ]