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One of the more challenging coding scenarios is the accurate coding of systemic inflammatory response syndrome SIRS and sepsis. Septicemia and Sepsis are often used interchangeably by physicians howev... [ Read More ]
Robert S. Gold MD wrote a letter Sepsis Letterto Medical Classification Administrator Donna Pickett MPH RHIA of National Center for Health Statistics explaining that when the 995.9x code set came out ... [ Read More ]
By Cynthia Stewart CPC CPCH CPMA CPCI CCSP Beginning Oct. 1 2013 diagnosis coding of sepsis severe sepsis and septic shock will involve a few changes. For one you will have many more ICD10CM codes fro... [ Read More ]
By Jennifer Avery CPC CPCH CPCI CCS Septicemia sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome SIRS are all terms physicians use and coders are used to seeing in sepsis documentation. The meaning o... [ Read More ]
For documentation purposes, is it required for the doctor to document each of the following:
A) Restate the diagnosis in the plan of care, if it is selected/ documented/listed in the diagnosis sect... [ Read More ]
Is this enough documentation to bill 99213-25 and 11055, or would it be 11055 only? I don't see any consideration of options and then a decision to do the callus trimming, but there was a separate ex... [ Read More ]
I am needing an ICD-10 tool that will allow me to add multiple DX in at one time to identify if those DX can be billed together or if any conflicts or errors are present. I would have to purchase this... [ Read More ]
The question is coming regarding Locum Tenens
1.) Can NPs & PAs be hired (per-Diem) as a Locum Tenens for a MD, DO or Physician Therapist?
I have review and read all CMS guidelines and it does not... [ Read More ]
One of our patients was seen by two providers of different specialties at our office on the same day during the post-op period for spinal surgery and it seems like it was about the same underlying con... [ Read More ]
I have a doctor trying to find a code for a trial procedure he will be performing. It is a desmoid tumor injection. He is providing an experimental treatment protocol developed by Mayo Clinic and invo... [ Read More ]
i'm working for multi specialty health center. we billed 99203 for new patient to dermatology. few months later patient is seen with urgent care as new patient as well and billed 99203 as well. oxford... [ Read More ]
Diagnosis is Left ring finger PIP joint infection. I need help with the CPT. Maybe 26080?
Description of Procedure:.... The dorsal aspect of the PIP joint was identified and a longitudinal incision... [ Read More ]
patient given J&J Covid -19 vaccine as first vaccine then follows up with booster of Moderna or Pfizer.
how would you code the admin of the booster?
1st admin CPT for either Moderna/Pfizer sinc... [ Read More ]