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A fourth COVID19 vaccine code has been released by the American Medical Associations CPT Editorial Panel along with a proprietary administration code. The AMA released on Jan. 19 2021 CPT code 91303 ... [ Read More ]
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 ]
From a independent lab standpoint, Can you tell me if a doctor test for Flu or Strep via clia waived POC test in the office will the lab be able to test and bill for the PCR FLU and Strep or Strep cul... [ Read More ]
My provider has question. Can he bill for lab codes? Lets say if he were to get the lab company that runs the test charge his account. Can he then in turn bill the patients commercial insurance compan... [ Read More ]
1--If and RX is given, but picked up OTC, is this low or moderate risk?
2--If a medicine can be both OTC and RX, is it low or moderate risk? ie what is the best way to find out if a medicine is over ... [ Read More ]
Hi, I have a case in which a patient was not a candidate for a labor epidural. The patient was placed on a remifentanil pca and subsequently needed a c-section. I am not sure how to code this, because... [ Read More ]
I am coding for a outpatient infusion clinic facility, not professional fees- Should be easy, right?! Yea, sure! My questions do not revolve around the infusion coding.
I cannot find any writt... [ Read More ]
I am having difficulty finding an answer to this question. A patient is given an Oral tablet of Zithromax during the ER visit. While leveling the E/M for this ER visit, can this medication be conside... [ Read More ]
When billing a new patient annual/preventive code, can you bill a NEW patient E/M code with the 25 mod? My doc thinks you have to use the established code for the office visit, but I was taught that y... [ Read More ]
From Providers note:
PT. HAD SCREENING MAMMOGRAM COMPLETED AT XYZ MOBILE MAMMOGRAM UNIT. X-HOSPITAL TO
READ MAMMOGRAM REPORT AND SEND RESULTS TO PT VIA MAIL.
We had a mobile unit come to clinic and... [ Read More ]