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Dear John QIm trying to find a specific CMS reference that clarifies billing for an EM service with screening colonoscopy and billing for colonoscopy done for preop reasons. A GI provider recently joi... [ Read More ]
Part 2 By G. John Verhovshek MA CPC Part 1 of this feature Consult or Not Heres How to Know for Sure May 2009 Coding Edge discussed how to differentiate a consultation service from other EM services. ... [ Read More ]
My provider injected the wrist tendon sheath and then, moved the needle around to the wrist joint and injected the wrist joint. Will this be considered two injections? A tendon sheath injection and ... [ Read More ]
I am having trouble with coding the following procedure:
Calcaneal spur resection with plantar fascial release, left foot. Under C-arm fluoroscopy guidance, an 18-guage needle was inserted from the ... [ Read More ]
If I have a dx code Z85,21 and it is wanting a tobacco code Z87.89 then the physician needs to document about tobacco use correct? If a physician has a patient and he brings him back in the office le... [ Read More ]
I am taking the practice exams for my COC and I don't seem to understand how I would be able to tell which status indicator goes with a particular cpt/hcpc II code.
For example one of the questions ... [ Read More ]
Hello, does anyone know what CPT code I would use to report a Pupilloplasty, looks like the pupil has contracted and old lens material has obstructed his view. They will be attempting to remove the le... [ Read More ]
Good afternoon, all. I recently started a job as a billing specialist for a local counseling office. The owner of the company ask me today if it was possible to bill an LAPC with a supervising provide... [ Read More ]
Unlisted Code? If so, what would the comparable be.
Operation Performed: I&D Right hand deep space infection
Description: Patient prepped & draped in usual sterile fashion after general anes... [ Read More ]
I have a patient who presented for an E/M conducted via telemedicine services. I'm second-guessing myself on all the Dx the physician addressed, so I'd like some feedback on the best sequencing. I wel... [ Read More ]
I am trying to clarify if 55250 Vasectomy is always considered to be a medically necessary procedure?
**Per CMS Guidelines that in order for a payment to be made on this procedure it should be documen... [ Read More ]
Medicare is denying our acupuncture claims when services are provided by an actual acupuncturist- they also denied her to even sign up with Medicare or part B. Is there a way around this?... [ Read More ]