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.
The post The Rules Are Changing: ICD’s Continued Evolution and t... [ Read More ]
Quick question regarding skin tags and excisions. A patient has come into the office to have a intermittent bleed skin tag removed due to clothing catching.
The provider removed skin tag by e... [ Read More ]
Surgery done in OR under endotracheal anesthesia. Patient taken to OR from ER and Discharged same day from Recovery same day. So, the patient was not admitted but was in the OR with ENT surgeon to ... [ Read More ]
my office is having trouble with hospital consults. I am coding a hospital e/m and a procedure on the same day using modifier 26. we are not getting paid for the consult. am i coding this wrong? ... [ Read More ]
With the new 2021 E/M Documentation changes, there have been questions that have arisen in regards to requirements for the HPI and Exam. Now that these components are deemed "me... [ Read More ]
Hello coders! Can anyone please clarify the correct process for the indicating the initial diagnosis & CPT in a telehealth visit, and then the follow-up diagnosis & CPT when they present in p... [ Read More ]
If my provider admits a patient for nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and consults gastro but doesn't see patient after gastro diagnosed the patient with gastritis would I use the gastritis code on the... [ Read More ]
I have read and understood that if a doctor does a UA, Strep test or Covid Rapid in office he/she can’t get credit for ordering the test or reviewing the test but I am not clear as to what happens i... [ Read More ]
INDICATIONS: This 97-year-old male with multiple risk factors
for coronary artery disease and moderate aortic stenosis is
admitted to ____ Medical Center in the setting of severe
right lower extremity... [ Read More ]
Mcal keeps denying claims as max allowed since they are bundling admin and J codes together on the claim but they pay very little on admin codes compared to other insurances. Is there some way to get ... [ Read More ]