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Millennials are changing everything about how we do and how we think and their choices will challengemedical coding and billing dramatically as revealed in a recent survey by EBRI Research. Here are s... [ Read More ]
Look for three things in the documentation to accurately report encounters in ICD9CM and ICD10CM. According to the American Burn Association an estimated 486000 hospital admissions and visits to hospi... [ Read More ]
Injury and poisoning locations are key components of many insurance claims and especially for workers compensation. In ICD9CM use the following codes with the appropriate fourth digit subcategories to... [ Read More ]
By Ken Camilleis CPC CPCI CMRS CCSP Analyze documentation to understand the intricacies of diagnostic and procedural fracture coding. Because there are so many types of fractures and fracture treatmen... [ Read More ]
Get your physicians to document correctly or leave money on the table. By Holly J. Cassano CPC To be descriptive enough to create a clear picture of the procedure performed debridement documentation i... [ Read More ]
I am looking for some input on grammatical errors in the provider notes. Some errors are misspellings, others are that there is a gender issue where there is a "he" in the note instead of a... [ Read More ]
I was wondering if I could ask a question regarding flu shots for employees? Our facility suggests that everyone get a flu shot yearly. We sign a form stating we either accept or decline the shot. For... [ Read More ]
Hello! So i am coding for a Podiatry provider and he keeps charging a 99024 with custom orthotics L3020-LT L3020-RT. This patient never had surgery, it should be an office visit. Shes a regular patie... [ Read More ]
Can someone tell me why I am not getting paid for both 43249 and 43239-XS with Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plans?
43249 was billed with DX code K22.2 and 43239-XS was billed with K31.89 and R13.19.... [ Read More ]
I passed the CPC exam in the spring of 2020, and the only job I have been able to find is collections. There's not really in room for advancement at this time where I currently work, so I'm job huntin... [ Read More ]
CPT suggests each increment of 12-26 hours for review of data, technical description by EEG tech be coded with 95708. When we use a quantity greater than one, for example, 95708x3, we receive an MUE ... [ Read More ]
We have a claim that we are billing to UHC with procedure code 29806. The documentation is brief and to the point. It is as follows:
Findings: Small reverse Hill-Sachs lesion and torn posterior... [ Read More ]
Quick question regarding skin tags and excisions. A patient has come into the office to have a intermittent bleed skin tag removed due to clothing catching.
The provider removed skin tag by e... [ Read More ]