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Physiology is the key to better diagnosis coding. By Nancy Reading RN BS CPC CPCP CPCI The renal system consists of two kidneys each of which usually has an adrenal gland perched on top two ureters a ... [ Read More ]
Be sure medical necessity is proven and check payer requirements. By Amy C. Pritchett When reporting kidney transplant documentation must substantiate medical necessity including a covered diagnosis. ... [ Read More ]
By Gouri Pathare MBBS CPC Kidney transplantation is a treatment option for most patients with End Stage Renal Disease ESRD. The procedure may be deceaseddonor cadaveric or livingdonor transplantation.... [ Read More ]
Hello! Right now I have my CPC-A and am working on my COC. I am getting ready to purchase my 2021 books and have a question.
What is the difference on AAPC's website between the ProFee Coder Bundle... [ Read More ]
pt Comes in for arm pain and mentions they have been out of lisinopril For 5 days , Which they take for long term use for their htn . Pt isn’t having any bp issues. Final arm pain. Under the MDM MD... [ Read More ]
We are using CPT code 21085 for the Somnogard device. We order the guards and our physicians shape and fit the appliance . Do you think the description "This code should only be used when physic... [ Read More ]
I have been a veterinary technician for 16 yrs and have recently received my CPC-A certification . I am looking for a coding position or a position that will utilize my newfound coding skills. I am l... [ Read More ]
We have partnered with Quest, and have a physician owned lab. We are being told to bill as “office” place of service as opposed to “independent lab.” We have gone back and forth with our bil... [ Read More ]
When coding an EMG, would you pick up the "abnormal study" R94.131 in addition to the dx for example abnormal study: study shows carpal tunnel bilateral.
Would you code dx as: G56.... [ Read More ]