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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 ]
Coding 99495 and 99496 takes more effort than deciding whether the patient is seen 7 vs. 14 days after discharge. The CPT guidelines for transitional care management TCM codes 99495 and 99496 seem str... [ Read More ]
A lot rides on you knowing the difference between a preventive service and a diagnostic screening. Title I Part A Subpart II Section 2713.a.1 of the Affordable Care Act ACA signed into law on March 23... [ Read More ]
Millennials are changing everything about how we do and how we think and their choices will challengemedical coding and billing dramatically as revealed in a recent survey by EBRI Research. Here are s... [ Read More ]
Overweight and obesity are abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. These conditions puta patient at a higher risk for many health problems including coronary artery disease hype... [ Read More ]
Looking for any feedback on the usage of 99072 (Additional supplies, materials, and clinical staff time over and above those usually included in an office visit or other non-facility service(s), when ... [ Read More ]
Hello. I am in Nebraska and I thought I read somewhere that the commercial plans and Medicare are not going to be covering pre-surgical testing for Covid. Has anyone else heard or read this anywhere... [ Read More ]
I'm looking for help in coding a posterior cervical fusion in which our doctor used Dtrax for stabilization. This was at 1 level, C3-4. It's a Medicare patient. Has anyone ever tried billing for this?... [ Read More ]
I know there is software out there to help convert Snomed codes into ICD-10 codes. Does anyone know of an automated service or method that does the reverse? To go from ICD-10 to Snomed?... [ Read More ]
What would be the correct ICD-10-CM code for right femorotibial occlusion, please? I am referencing the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook, with Answers and this dx is listed in one of the exam... [ Read More ]
The new MDM grid under "Complexity of Data" Category 1 lists Ordering of each unique test, Review of the result of each unique test. In my practice we order x-rays and interpret the x-rays t... [ Read More ]
Can a closed reduction and percutaneous both be billed together or would the closed reduction be included in the perc. pinning?
Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of the metacarpal bone in the... [ Read More ]
I'm not sure how I should code the calcific tendinitis excision? I've been looking at possibly 23000? Also, would the open rotator cuff repair bundle in, I know it's 23412, but does the documentation ... [ Read More ]