Several changes have been recently made to the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The guidelines changes affect code assignment for conditions and sympto... [ Read More ]
Uninsured patients don't have to be the downfall of your practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Insight into the history of ICD and how it has changed over time is key to developing a plan for moving forward and embracing ICD-11.
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Can some one please help me to understand Bi Lateral Injections? Report is as follows:
*Start Penicillin G Benzathine Suspension, 2400000 UNIT/4ML, as directed, Intramuscular, once in clinic, 30 day... [ Read More ]
As part of a retrospective review, the services requiring time documentation, what is the best practice when the time IS NOT documented? Are your auditors recommending coding to the lowest service or ... [ Read More ]
The first offer fell through so this book is still available. It is the Medical Terminology & Anatomy for ICD-10 Coding by Betsy J. Shiland MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC that I won at a meeting. Turns out I... [ Read More ]
I am performing an audit on some pain management injection op reports. The provider is coding 72275 with every injection and I don't think that the documentation supports the use of this ... [ Read More ]
1st question If a patient comes in and is diagnosed with for example pain knee, has an mri, then comes back and there is a definite strain of the muscle s86.811_. Is this new diagnosis code appende... [ Read More ]
Patient banged leg and skinned it resulting in edema and shallow wounds. They may have visited another hospital/office (unclear in documentation) and kept a dressing on the leg, using hydrogen peroxid... [ Read More ]
My perinatology physician will often do ultrasounds/consultations for future surrogates. Can she bill a consultation code (9242-99245) when the requesting provider is a surrogacy agency not a physic... [ Read More ]
I promoted a front desk employee last month to team lead . I am putting together goals and expectations to achieve this year for this new role. What are some of the goals and responsibilities y... [ Read More ]