Recent content by DGWILSON

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    At-home professions

    I started with this At Home Professions many years ago. Then I took a class with the AAPC. I passed my exam but not before buying every coding book in the market. It took me 5 years! I work for Ultimate Medical Academy. I have worked for many schools and this school by far has the best program...
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    CPPM test

    Are the accounting questions overwhelming? I know some of the information and reports but still need to brush up on others.
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    Question Any idea what "PR-106 - Patient payment option/election not in effect" means?

    You can locate denial codes on this website:
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    Which books??

    Which books? Hi Jay, I would not use the 2013 books. There were many changes to the CPT that may affect the exam. I always recommend my students use the current books even if it is January. Diana Wilson
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    CPC Exam and Outdated Books

    Don't you think... Don't you think that is the AAPCs call? We don't know what is on the exam. I do not believe they would purposely tell us it is okay to use last years book just so people can fail the test. If you think about it, maybe it is to help examinees save money on buying new books...
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    E/M Visit for Colonoscopy Referral

    colonscopy referral I live in the state of Texas and have worked for several gastroenterologists and a general surgeon. Medicare has never paid for a visit before the colonoscopy is done. If you get denied from Medicare, you are not able to bill the patient either. I hope this helps.
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    New E&M coder

    E/M cheat has a good E/M tool. If you want to get good practice with E/M, HCPRO sells step-by-step books for auditing E/M codes.
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    Colonoscopy using hemoclips

    Hemoclip No, he cannot bill for the hemoclip.
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    Need help!! Recurrent acute otitis media. Bilaterial mucopurulent otitis media with e

    Otitis Media This link provides good information on coding "otitis media"
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    Gc modifier - VALID CODE

    GC Modifier A good resource for modifiers can be found in your state's Medicare intermediary web-site. There were updates to the modifier manual for Texas in 2011. This is the link if you want to take a peek.
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    Need E&M expert-ROS ?-19 views no reply

    The Trailblazerhealth Website (Intermediary for Texas) has a lot of information available on E/M coding. This is the direct link to it. I hope you find your answer. If you are not serviced by Texas, the Medicare intermediary for your state will probably have the same information available...
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    ICD-9 for immigration physical followup visit

    Physicials Working in the industry for as long as I have, I can tell you that many insurance carriers do not pay for physicials. I agree with charging the patient. I also feel that calling the insurance to see if the physical is a covered expense would save you time and trouble.
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    New Patient & Vaccine

    Epsdt Does the patient have Medicaid?
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    Mva and sick visit on same day

    MVA and sick visit The sick visit should be billed to the regular insurance carrier as a separate charge. We always bill MVA to the patient's private insurance carrier. The automobile insurance settles with the private carrier. If an attorney is involved, get a letter from the attorney that the...
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    Disengaged Toenail

    disengaged toenail It can also be caused by an injury.