Attention to other specified artificial opening (V55.8)
ICD-9 code V55.8 for Attention to other specified artificial opening is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -PERSONS ENCOUNTERING HEALTH SERVICES FOR SPECIFIC PROCEDURES AND AFTERCARE (V50-V59).
Subscribe to Codify and get the code details in a flash.
View the ICD-9 code's corresponding Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs). In a click, verify the DRG, its IPPS allowable, length of stay, and more. Protect your facility's payments by subscribing to DRG Coder.
If an NP in a multispecialty office does an exam, provides some infusions and then also has a PT provide some therapy services on the same day, can both the NP and PT put charges on the same HFCA form... [ Read More ]
58-year-old patient who is presenting with acute ischemia of the right leg.
CTA showed thrombus in the popliteal artery and poor flow from the mid calf down
He is here for a right leg... [ Read More ]
I am working for NW Asthma and Allergy as a biller and one co workers asked me how we could get some claims paid on the administration of a experimental drug; Ligelizumab. this is her que... [ Read More ]
I need feedback from Auditors and fellow coders. Let me start off by stating this provider does handwritten notes, which in itself is an issue. It is not at all helpful in justifying the level of care... [ Read More ]
What ICD10 would you assign to: Pancreatic neck mass, Low-grade neuroendocrine tumor. Here are the guidelines I have been given: Any help appreciated.
Neuroendocrine tumors are almost always ... [ Read More ]
Our practice seems to be having an issue with the visual acquity screening (99173) being billed with a E/M service(99391-99394). We append modifier 25 to the E/M service and on the 99173 we have tried... [ Read More ]
Learn about AAPCs global expansion and the growing demand for welltrained medical coders. Seeing just how far AAPC has come in the last few decades is exciting. When it was formed in 1988 AAPC had onl... [ Read More ]
The law has evolved over the years and its about to change again. HIPAA compliance is an evermoving target. To get a better grasp on what HIPAA regulations mean to the healthcare industry you need to ... [ Read More ]
AAPC member Sarah Krug CPC CPMA CRC CEMC COPC CEMA has worked in healthcare administration for 22 years. She began her career in patient checkout and spent several years in billing before launching a ... [ Read More ]
Medicare updates its policy for these services to align with CPT. The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS revised its Part B benefit policy for critical care services effective Jan. 1 2022. ... [ Read More ]
Consider the pros and cons for doing either and then set a course. Students enroll in an education program to pass a certification exam for a medical coding career yet find difficulty obtaining a posi... [ Read More ]