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Published in Coding Edge 8211 March 2009 By Deborah GriderCPC CPCH CPCI CPCP CEMC CPMA COBGC CPCD CCSP Our journey using the ICD10CM roadmap leads us to draft guidelines and coding issues focusing on ... [ Read More ]
Procedure Performed: Right VATs surgery with right apical lung resection and chest tube placement for mechanical pleurodesis.
OPERATIVE COURSE: Patient was taken to the operating room, timeout calle... [ Read More ]
I have received a couple of denials for CPT 25301 as "services not documented in the patient's medical records" after they have been reviewed by Orthonet. My surgeon disagrees. Does anyone h... [ Read More ]
We are an outpatient surgery center and usually when we bill a three level bilateral cervical/lumbar radiofrequency ablation procedure it would look something like this (example):
6463... [ Read More ]
Our office is suddenly having denials from UHC for Toradol stating it needs a modifier. UHC is only denying the J1885. This is something that has just recently started happening. When we call UHC th... [ Read More ]
Does anyone know of a procedure code for diagnostic lap with intrauterine device removal. I've looked for laparoscopic iud removal with no luck. The only code I see is 58301, but that does not appea... [ Read More ]
Utilizing the 2021 New E&M Outpatient Coding Guidelines, Please code this E&M
Patient 1: This established 2-year-old female presents with cough, nasal discharge, and fever. Cough onset was on... [ Read More ]
I would like some input on how everyone interprets the updated guidelines for coding a patient that presents with symptoms only, no documentation of suspected contact/exposure, and the provider sends ... [ Read More ]