Hi Freda, We have a new surgeon at our plastics office. He performs DIEP Flaps. How do I bill these? I am getting conflicting information cpt 19364 vs hcpcs S2068. Thank you, Barbara Keel, CPC Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery
I need some help on how to bill Home Health codes for general surgery. Is the initial certification bill with G0180 for 60 days and the G0179 for 59 days. I look in the Medicare web site to see if they have a manual for home health and it is a nightmare.
I work with a General Surgeon since consults codes are no longer use I have a couple of questions.
1. Will the use of modifier AI get a higher reibursement if our Dr. is the attending or admitting physician?
2. Do we have to send a consult note to the primary or referring physician?
Maira Patterson,CPC RMM
No, he just wants to bill under the physician's number for everything. He wants to do this for new patients, consults, and new problems. I'm ok with him doing that for established patients and problems.
I am a consultant. I have been challanged by a physician to find three auditors who oppose his interpretation of the incident to rules and agree with mine. I would appreciate your response and time.
This neurosurgeon believes that his PA is providing an incident to service when he, the PA, provides the internal medicine work up prior to the physician coming into the room to work up the focused portion of the visit.
I told him that I could not define a service provided prior to his service as incidental or integral. He disagreed. I am of the opinion that new problems may be documented by the physician on established patients and the established problems documented by the PA and that all may be billed as incident to.