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Since 1963 February has been American Heart Month and the American Heart Association has been leading its awareness. The goal during this month is to acknowledge heart disease and to raise money for r... [ Read More ]
In my last blog Special Rules Apply to Endoscopic Sinus Surgeries I discussed the change to the Multiple Endoscopy Rule for multiple surgeries when performed within the family of endoscopic sinus code... [ Read More ]
The quality of evaluation and management documentation is paramount for clinician reimbursement. Evaluation and management EM services are the most vulnerable to billing errors because it is complicat... [ Read More ]
Navigate with ease through the complexity of nonchemotherapy infusion encounters. Coding infusion services can seem as complicated as driving to an unknown destination without GPS especially when ther... [ Read More ]
Look at diagnosis history changes and Medicares national and local coverage determinations for greater insight into denied claims. Coverage determinations for hyperbaric oxygen therapy HBOT for radiat... [ Read More ]
Pt had a typical Aortic-bi-iliac Endograft placed (34705) then angiogram showed Type 1 endoleak.
Then 6 EndoAnchors were deployed ( 34712).
Repeat angio still showed Type I endoleak. At this point, he... [ Read More ]
A recent CMS target probe on our AWVs identified missing elements in the HRA. Providers have asked if we can query the patient subsequent to the encounter and the American Family Practice group has ... [ Read More ]
Please assist with cpt coding. Not that proficient when comes to coding this procedure. Thank you.
ESTIMATED BLOOD LOSS: 200.
REPLACEMENTS: 1 unit of packed cells, 1 unit of FFP.
PREOPERATIVE... [ Read More ]
Patient fractured her left hip and underwent intramedullary nail placement of a left intertrochanteric femur fracture, The top screw subsided as the fracture compressed and healed, and is now promine... [ Read More ]
Hello, everybody. I coded as below for pt. who has Humana medicare advantage and G0009 and 90670 got denied. Did I miss modifier? I hope someone can help me. Thank you very much in advance.
G0438-go... [ Read More ]
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6154 B... [ Read More ]
Hi there. Please advice, I'm coding for Medicare.
Do I need to use any modifier on two different lab tests (HgA1C and BMP) done on the same office visit? Would -59 or XS be applicable?
Thank you... [ Read More ]