Released earlier than usual the fiscal year FY 2022 ICD10CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting became available online Monday July 12 and include instructions for assigning novel code U09.9 ... [ Read More ]
The AAPC Social Hour on Facebook Live July 15 at 11 a.m. MT 1 p.m. ET focused on career paths and certifications. Moderator and AAPC Social Media Manager Alex McKinley was joined by National Advisory ... [ Read More ]
Proposed rule improves payment rates incentives and ESRD treatment choices. Disadvantaged Medicare patients suffer from endstage renal disease ESRD at higher rates and are also more likely to be readm... [ Read More ]
Interim final rule lays groundwork for implementing No Surprises Act by 2022. On July 1 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HHS Labor and Treasury and the Office of Personnel Management i... [ Read More ]
Who has time to read all those wordy news releases and transmittals Here8217s news you can use in under 5 minutes. Catch up on the latest coding and billing updates that will affect your Medicare Part... [ Read More ]
I am currently working as a claims specialist. I received my CPC-A in June of 2020. I am ready to work as a medical coder but my lack of experience in healthcare is proving to make it hard for someone... [ Read More ]
Is it ok to use a non-face-to-face prolonged care code for 30 min+ spent in addition to a phone code 99443 (30 minutes)? I thought this code set was for services on a date prior or subsequent to the v... [ Read More ]
Hi, my question is about MEAT to support specifically diabetic complications. If I have a provider coding:
-Type 2 diabetes mellitus with stage 2 chronic kidney disease, without long-term current u... [ Read More ]
Just want to make sure I understand when a provider gets credit for test.
If a provider orders an x-ray and reads the results that same day, I understand he only gets credit for the ordering.
But if... [ Read More ]
Is there anyone out there who works on HCC's from home. I am looking for a training session so I can understand how they do their reviews. They have changed a few things in the last 3 years.
Thank yo... [ Read More ]
My CPC package already included one practice exam. Should I purchase the $499 offer of three extra practice exams with a free study guide, or settle for a cheaper practice exam book by someone else? I... [ Read More ]
I have a patient who had a TURP with a TUIP in 2013. He had a resection of the bladder neck contracture on June 23rd of this year, because of the TURP, I billed 52640. Medicare is denying it for... [ Read More ]
We are billing routine/diagnostic fundus photographs for diabetic patients but keep receiving denials from the insurance stating the provider does not match the billable code. I see there have been c... [ Read More ]
I So far I have come up with 32100-52 but not sure about the rest. Use an unlisted code?
Long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation, at risk of embolic stoke
Gas... [ Read More ]
When billing Medicare for J1745 with a non chemo diagnosis do we use a chemo administration charge 96413, 96415 or 96417 or wound we use IV infusion for therapy administration charge 96365 etc.?... [ Read More ]