Coding/Billing Tips & Resources

Regular Reports Keep Collections on Track

Effective collections require running reports on a regular basis. Depending on the software you use, you may run reports by insurance company, and then by physician. Sorting the reports by insurance company increases staff efficiency because multiple claims with the same insurer can be reviewed, avoiding the need for repeated calls ...

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Proper Coding for Endotracheal Intubation

CPT® provides a single code to report endotracheal intubation—31500 Intubation, endotracheal, emergency procedure—but application of this code isn’t always straightforward. Per CPT® and National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) guidelines, 31500 describes an emergency endotracheal intubation and should not ...

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Myringotomy Includes Cerumen Removal

When reporting myringotomy (incision of eardrum) procedures (e.g., 69420 Myringotomy including aspiration and/or eustachian tube inflation and 69421 Myringotomy including aspiration and/or eustachian tube inflation requiring general anesthesia, do not separately report cerumen (earwax) removal for the same ear, using either ...

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