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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 ]
Patients with end stage renal disease ESRD and other stages of chronic kidney disease CKD often also suffer from conditions such as hypertension diabetes mellitus anemia and transplant complications. ... [ Read More ]
The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS has expanded extracorporeal photopheresis ECPcoverage for the treatment ofbronchialitis obliterans syndrome BOS following lung allograft transplantati... [ Read More ]
I have a surgery that I am stumped on, and was hoping someone could help me figure this one out.
my doc was planning on removing a mass but after getting closer to the "mass" he realized it... [ Read More ]
Codes: 37229, 36247, 36200, 36140, 75710, 75625, 76937
New to Cardiovascular coding and trying to determine if 36200 and 36140 are distinct from 36247 since it's bundled.
Preoperative Diagnosis... [ Read More ]
Hello! I need help with coding an RN certified in Lactation Education. Lately I have been including her services in the E/M and accounting for time along with the physician's assessment. Is there a... [ Read More ]
Does anyone know the reimbursement for procedure code 87426 (private insurance) I tried to check the fee schedule through Blue Shield and Blue Cross and it gives me a message "procedure not found... [ Read More ]
Does anyone know whether 99072 requires the dictation to include the actual minutes spent for going over the required information? I know everything keeps saying that it's used to cover the time spent... [ Read More ]
I paid for CPC, CPC-P and CPMA classes, good through 2/28/17, and can no longer sign into AAPC blackboard. Has the website changed addresses does anybody know?
Leah Johnson RN... [ Read More ]