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    Help Needed! Coding off EKG & X-Rays

    Thank you for replying back Anitha. I am coding for the cardiologist. For his charges, we bill 93010-26 when the EKG is performed either in the ER or as an inpatient. Since I am billing for the cardiologist, I can bill from the EKG, correct? I've seen a bit of conflicting information so I...
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    Help Needed! Coding off EKG & X-Rays

    Thanks for your reply C.Collison. It's pro-fee coding. Since that is the case, would we bill off the EKG/x-ray and not the physician notes?
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    Help Needed! Coding off EKG & X-Rays

    I have read where coders aren't allowed to code off the EKG or x-ray report and we can only code the diagnosis after it's been read by the treating physician. Example: Dr. A, who is a Cardiologist, reads an EKG in the ER. He states in his report, the patient has an AV paced rhythm with a...
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    HELP!! Radiology/EKG Coding

    I am new to radiology coding and I need some clarification. Here is the scenario: A patient, who is an inpatient, is experiencing shortness of breath. The physician orders a chest x-ray. The radiologist reports in the impression that opacities and pleural effusions are seen. Do we code the...
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    MDM Sufficient?

    Thank you, Machelle. I really appreciate your input! :)
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    MDM Sufficient?

    One of the physicians I code for has very minimal progress notes. They're generally follow ups for a broken bone or injury. He usually has 1 HPI point, no ROS and no Physical Exam. For the MDM (assessment), he writes: F/U (follow up) or F/U in 3 weeks. That is it, nothing else. Is this enough...
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    Opthalmology Help!!

    Ophthalmology Help!! I just started coding for an Ophthalmology practice and I gotta admit, I'm a little lost. How do I know when to bill for the CPT Eye codes (92002/92004/92012/92014) vs E/M codes? Is there a simple rule to follow? Please help!! Thank you!
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    Optometrist and Ophthalmologist New/Est Patient

    I need some clarification, please. If an Optometrist and an Ophthalmologist are in the same practice, they are considered to be under one "umbrella", correct? For instance, a patient sees an Optometrist for the first time. That Optometrist bills a new patient E/M code. The patient returns...
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    Remote Employment

    I'm a CPC but at my previous job, I worked denials, wrote appeals, called insurance companies, etc. Does anyone know of any companies that hire remotely for a position like that? Thank you in advance for your response.
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    Colonoscopy -the transverse colon

    I have a case where there was a biopsy and polyp removal from the transverse colon. Are we still able to bill 45385 & 45380-59 even though both procedures were in the same area of the colon? FYI...The biopsy was to confirm if the patient had Crohn's disease. Thank you in advance!
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    Billing 45380 and 45385 together

    Biopsy & polyp removal, same area I have a case where there was a biopsy and polyp removal from the transverse colon. Are we still able to bill 45385 & 45380-59 since both procedures were in the same area of the colon? FYI...The biopsy was to confirm if the patient had Crohn's disease. Thank...
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    CPT code? - The physician performed

    Thank you for taking the time to reply lponder18. I appreciate it!
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    CPT code? - The physician performed

    The physician performed an open exploratory laparotomy but noticed the pancreas was "inflamed with a lot of surrounding fat saponification" so she drained it. She also noted that there was no active bleeding and the pancreas was not necrotic. In the deifinition for exploratory laparotomy it...
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    Inpatient Coding

    This may seem like an elementary coding question but I'm not an inpatient coder so I need some guidance. I have a physician who admitted a patient in observation on 08/27/14 (at 10 pm) but his H & P is dated 08/28/14. He discharged the patient on 08/28/14. Which date should I go by, the 27th...
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    Please help!!

    Any ideas on how a laparoscopic removal of an intraabdominal 6 cm lipoma would be coded? :confused: I would really appreciate any thoughts on this one!! Thank you!!
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