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By Catherine Gray RHIT CCS CPC CPCCS In just a few weeks youll start using more than 100 new ICD9CM diagnostic codes. Keep in mind that the grace period disappeared a few years ago so these codes are ... [ Read More ]
As a multi-specialty group practice, can outside records/information that is scanned into a patient chart at one practice location be "shared/used" at another practice/provider to obtain mis... [ Read More ]
93458 by MD
93454 by coworker
I am unsure.
1. Angina pectoris functional class 3-4
2. Baseline abnormal EKG suggestive of anterolateral wall ischemia
3. Elevated coronary artery calc... [ Read More ]
Needing help with our local Medicaid product denying our deliveries prior to 39 gestational weeks. Per the delivery note the patient has a 1st or 2nd degree laceration which is what we use for a diag... [ Read More ]
With 69436 being a column 2 code for 69620, would it be appropriate to add modifier XU or 59 to 69436? TIA
Once an adequate level of anesthesia was achieved, the patient's head was turned and the lef... [ Read More ]
Appreciate any thoughts or information anyone can provide...
Does anyone have a reference on whether or not the interactive contact can be anything other than telephone, email or face to face can a d... [ Read More ]
I can't find much guidance on how to code an intercostobrachial nerve block. I've seen 64420 which is for "intercostal," and 64450 (other peripheral nerve or branch). Descriptions of inter... [ Read More ]
I'd like to hear from others what their local chapters do for their meetings. Do you have guest speakers? Audio tapes? Do you do anything fun as part of your meetings or any sort of annual event? ... [ Read More ]