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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'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 ]
Do you know if a modifier is required if a patient is seen for individual therapy (90837) at one location but group therapy (90853) at another location (2 different providers and locations) on the sam... [ Read More ]
I have a case where my doc did an PIP arthroplasty on the 4th toe and then excised the bone spur on the fifth toe. I understand the PIP arthroplasty but I don't understand the spurring excision. Is t... [ Read More ]
Doctor wants to bill 67840 for a lesion located RLL/lateral canthus - excision was more than just skin and involved the orbicularis and the lesion rested on the lateral orbital rim. it was 1.4cm. It d... [ Read More ]