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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 ]
Hi everyone! I'm currently working as a patient service coordinator and surgical scheduler at a major hospital and would like to transition into a work from home coding position. I have a background... [ Read More ]
Recently took over billing for implants for ASC Ortho. They were submitting all implants under L8699 and a lot are getting denied.
Should they be submitted with more specific C codes per each supply ... [ Read More ]
Our primary care office recently hired a Phlebotomist to do blood draws. My question is, if a patient comes in say on Monday for a regular visit and the providers orders fasting blood work, the patie... [ Read More ]
My chiropractic office use to bill G8730 to Medicare as informational only. This code termed on 12.31.20. I do not see another code that replaces this code. Does anyone know if there is a new cod... [ Read More ]
So all my procedures and pregnancy tests are being rejected by my clearing house :
Using 50 modifier: 64494 Acknowledgement/Rejected for Invalid Information-The claim/encounter has invalid informatio... [ Read More ]
This may be a dumb question, but....if my provider documents he reviewed an MRI report and also interprets the actual MRI cd, does he get 2 points for amount/complexity of data? Would it be 1 in cat... [ Read More ]
How would you code a CT Cystogram? It doesn't seem like you would code 51600 with 74430, since the exam was performed by CT.
I am questioning if 51600 and 72192 should be coded?
72192=Computed tomogra... [ Read More ]
Can anyone point me toward a site (either on AAPC or elsewhere) where I might start searching for apprenticeships in coding? I don't think I'm going to find a paying job without having experience, so... [ 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 ]