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AAPCs coding expert Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on next years updates. CPT 2021 includes 206 new codes 69 revised codes and 54 deleted codes. All sections of CPT received changes in codes and... [ Read More ]
Revised instructions indicate payment status for new CPT codes. The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS has issued changes to the October update of the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule D... [ Read More ]
One of the codes 99072 is for reporting additional supplies used to mitigate spread of the virus. The American Medical Association AMA announced Sept. 8 two new Category I CPT codes to meet the changi... [ Read More ]
Quite a few code changes and revisions were made to the Radiology section of CPT for 2020. Less confusing language and expanded code categories will make life easier for medical coders. Heres a quick ... [ Read More ]
Part 1 Know the limitations of EMRs and the importance of quality data collection. Patients with gender conflict have stereotyping and depression to overcome dont let staff and billing be another obst... [ 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 ]
I am new to spinal coding and these procedures are really confusing me! So far I have come up with the following codes: 63040, 63030, 63035, 22612, 22840. I see possibly in the title 2093... [ Read More ]
So I applied to a job and received a coding exam to check my skill level.
I did not do very well but after checking the answers they gave me upon request I've noticed their answers seem a bit off.
Can... [ Read More ]
Patient has anterior shoulder dislocation with a Hill-Sachs (humeral head) fracture. Dislocation reduction was done under anesthesia. We are following up with this patient. What CPT code(s) would be... [ Read More ]
Hello Coding experts,
I have a question on the coding for BMI from an AWV. IF the provider does not address the BMI or the diagnosis of overweight, obesity, or morbid obesity, can the coder code for... [ 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 ]
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 ]
Medicare is rejecting all of our claims with:
A3 : Acknowledgement/Returned as unprocessable claim-The claim/encounter has been rejected and has not been entered into the adjudication system.
23 : Re... [ Read More ]
can anyone assist me with a procedure code for extensor mechanism reconstruction w/ prolene mesh , patella fracture repair was also performed in the same session. this patient is status post TKA as we... [ Read More ]