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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC estimates nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections STI occur every year in the United States accounting for almost 16 billion in healthc... [ Read More ]
Understand consent laws and other factors that affect HIV diagnosis coding. By G.J. Verhovshek MA CPC and Renee Dustman QIve been told that depending on the patients insurance carrier a written consen... [ Read More ]
The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS covers either standard or FDAapproved HIV rapid screening tests using the following HCPCS G codes G0432 Infectious agent antibody detection by enzyme ... [ Read More ]
Based on United States Preventive Services Task Force USPSTF recommendations and after determining that the criteria for 8220preventive services8221 were met the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Servi... [ Read More ]
The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Services CMS and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA have revised approval for several HIV rapid screening tests reported with certain HCPCS Level II G codes... [ Read More ]
I'm looking for help in coding a posterior cervical fusion in which our doctor used Dtrax for stabilization. This was at 1 level, C3-4. It's a Medicare patient. Has anyone ever tried billing for this?... [ Read More ]
I know there is software out there to help convert Snomed codes into ICD-10 codes. Does anyone know of an automated service or method that does the reverse? To go from ICD-10 to Snomed?... [ Read More ]
What would be the correct ICD-10-CM code for right femorotibial occlusion, please? I am referencing the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook, with Answers and this dx is listed in one of the exam... [ Read More ]
The new MDM grid under "Complexity of Data" Category 1 lists Ordering of each unique test, Review of the result of each unique test. In my practice we order x-rays and interpret the x-rays t... [ Read More ]
Can a closed reduction and percutaneous both be billed together or would the closed reduction be included in the perc. pinning?
Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of the metacarpal bone in the... [ Read More ]
I'm not sure how I should code the calcific tendinitis excision? I've been looking at possibly 23000? Also, would the open rotator cuff repair bundle in, I know it's 23412, but does the documentation ... [ Read More ]
Do you know if a modifier is required if a patient is seen for individual therapy (90837) at one location but group therapy (90853) at another location (2 different providers and locations) on the sam... [ Read More ]
I have a case where my doc did an PIP arthroplasty on the 4th toe and then excised the bone spur on the fifth toe. I understand the PIP arthroplasty but I don't understand the spurring excision. Is t... [ Read More ]
Doctor wants to bill 67840 for a lesion located RLL/lateral canthus - excision was more than just skin and involved the orbicularis and the lesion rested on the lateral orbital rim. it was 1.4cm. It d... [ Read More ]