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    New patient changed to establish

    If we have a edit set up that all new patients codes picked by the provider are to be checked to make sure they are truly new since we bill as a group. As a certified coder can we change the coder to the appropriate est level or does this need to go back to the provider? Where can I find...
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    Coding Class

    What is the best online coding class or course for Orthopedics?
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    endoscopic surgical dissection (esd)

    Looking for a cpt code for endoscopic surgical dissection (esd)?
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    20610

    Question my provider feels that a 20610 is same as a lumbar puncture on the table of risk? Thoughts. Patent has DJd of the knee.
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    Codex software

    Does anyone use Codex Software? My provider was telling me about it and he says that (the software states he can use codes together which are normally bundle?)
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    Mdm

    Hi, I have a question. I have a provider who saying she should get points in the amount of data for order and reviewing a ct and also points for independently visualization of an imagine when she read the CT scans and interrupts it in the chart. Is this double dipping and where can I find the...
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    psych eval for bariatric patients

    What icd 10 code would you use for psych eval for bariatric patients?
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    26608 and wound closure

    Can you code 26608 with 13131? Or should it be 12045? Operative note: On 07/14/2017 patient was seen in the emergency department taken back to the operating room to the preoperative area where the operative extremity was identified and marked. Subsequently the patient was taken back to the...
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    Rules

    If a provider performs a THR on the left side and a month later does a THR on the right does this effect reimbursement?
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    MDM Question

    Patient comes in for a follow up and provider list in assessment: I25.10 E11.9, uncomplicated I10 HPI is patient coming in for follow up no chest pain. 8 Physical exams How would you code this. Do you count the E11.9, and I10 as est problems stable and two stable chronic conditions...
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    MDM Question

    Patient comes in for a follow up and provider list in assessment: I25.10 E11.9, uncomplicated I10 HPI is patient coming in for follow up no chest pain. 8 Physical exams How would you code this. Do you count the E11.9, and I10 as est problems stable and two stable chronic conditions...
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    MDM Question

    Patient comes in for a follow up and provider list in assessment: I25.10 E11.9, uncomplicated I10 HPI is patient coming in for follow up no chest pain. 8 Physical exams How would you code this. Do you count the E11.9, and I10 as est problems stable and two stable chronic conditions...
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    CPCO Exam Question

    I bought the study guide and printed out the reference on the website. Did all chapter questions, practice test in book and practice test online. I felt pretty comfortable for the test. I failed it. What else can I do to help prepare for my retake. I felt like the a lot of question where...
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    MDM Help

    If a provider gives 800mg ibuprofen would this be a low or moderate MDM. I feel a low since you can get this otc. Provider wants to see this in written can you please help me. Thank you.
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    MDM Help

    If a provider gives 800mg ibuprofen would this be a low or moderate MDM. I feel a low since you can get this otc. Provider wants to see this in written can you please help me. Thank you.
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    Class or Books

    What are some good online class or books to help with ortho coding?
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    Information Needed

    Can someone tell me where I can find documentation stating that before the claim goes to the insurance company the chart needs to be signed off on? Thank you
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    Information Needed

    Can someone tell me where I can find documentation stating that before the claim goes to the insurance company the chart needs to be signed off on? Thank you
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    Information Needed

    Can someone tell me where I can find documentation stating that before the claim goes to the insurance company the chart needs to be signed off on? Thank you
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    47562 and 43281

    Does anyone have problems getting 47562 Lap Chole and 43281 Lap Paraesophag Hernia paid together? The 43281 has a modifier 59 on it. Thank you
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    Cpco

    For those who took the CPCO what references did you take for the test? Did you take notes with you? How did you remember all the information? Thank you, Shannon
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    2017 E/M Bell Curve & Auditing Sourcebook?

    Has anyone ever used the decision health 2017 E/M Bell Curve & Auditing Sourcebook? Thank you
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    Software Question

    If you use a software that codes the chart but tells the provider that you have coded a level 99203 but if you add x y and z you could code a 99204 isn't this leading an a compliance issue? Thank you
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    Software Question

    If you use a software that codes the chart but tells the provider that you have coded a level 99203 but if you add x y and z you could code a 99204 isn't this leading an a compliance issue? Thank you
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    Software Question

    If you use a software that codes the chart but tells the provider that you have coded a level 99203 but if you add x y and z you could code a 99204 isn't this leading an a compliance issue? Thank you
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    Software Question

    If you use a software that codes the chart but tells the provider that you have coded a level 99203 but if you add x y and z you could code a 99204 isn't this leading an a compliance issue? Thank you
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    ACOG Forms

    How do you get high e/m levels on the acog forms.
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    MDM Question

    If you are filling out the final results for complexity and you have in box A. Extensive B. Moderate C. Minimal The overall MDM is Moderate correct?
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    Cerner

    Does anyone use Cerner and Discern nCode ?
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    Cerner

    Has anyone used Cerner and Discern nCode ?
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    Cerner

    Has anyone worked with Cerner and Discern nCode ?
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    Cerner

    Does anyone use Cerner and Discern nCode? I would like some feedback please.
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    Coding Questions

    How would you code this 99232 or 99233? Thank you Hospitalist Progress Note (Inpatient Stay) History: Patient continues to have severe nausea and abd pain, RUQ. Well known history of DM. Exam: Moderate distress. BP 123/84, HR 88, RR 21 Respiratory: Lungs clear Cardiovascular: Mild...
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    Coding Question

    How would you code this 99232 or 99233? Thank you Hospitalist Progress Note (Inpatient Stay) History: Patient continues to have severe nausea and abd pain, RUQ. Well known history of DM. Exam: Moderate distress. BP 123/84, HR 88, RR 21 Respiratory: Lungs clear Cardiovascular: Mild...
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    Books

    My practice is stating to do Orthro. What is the best books to use?
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    CPMA Study guide Question

    I am using the 2016 study guide. The question says what level would this be and it states the answer under the rationale that the hpi is expanded focus, the exam is expanded problem focus and the mdm is straightforward. I coded it as a 99212 because of the 2 out of 3 and one should be medical...
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    G code and office visit on same day

    Can you bill G0439 and 99213 on the same day? https://questions.cms.gov/faq.php?id=5005&faqId=3519 What diagnosis code should be used for the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV)? A diagnosis code must be reported, however, CMS does not require a specific diagnosis code for the Annual Wellness Visit...
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    G0439 and 99213 on same day???

    Can someone help me. Can you bill G0439 and 99213 on the same day. I know the Z00.00 says no but I am reading where CMS is saying its ok. AAPC John Verhovshek wrote a blog on Feb 8, 2016 saying that CMS allows AWV and sick on the same day. Please help. Thank you
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    ICD-10-CM and E/M

    This online interactive course goes through how to monitor the accuracy of ICD-10-CM coding through audits. In this 4-hour online training we go over how to identify and prevent coding errors with ICD-10-CM. Has anyone taking this course? How did you like it?
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    ICD-10-CM and E/M

    ICD-10-CM and E/M This online interactive course goes through how to monitor the accuracy of ICD-10-CM coding through audits. In this 4-hour online training we go over how to identify and prevent coding errors with ICD-10-CM. Has anyone taking this course? How did you like it?
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    ICD-10-CM and E/M

    ICD-10-CM and E/M This online interactive course goes through how to monitor the accuracy of ICD-10-CM coding through audits. In this 4-hour online training we go over how to identify and prevent coding errors with ICD-10-CM. Has anyone taking this course? How did you like it?
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    Bariatric coding

    Can anyone help me with baractric office auditing question?
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    Bariatric coders

    Are there any baractric coders? I have a few questions.
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    99205 - baractric patient

    A provider wants to bill a 99205 for a baractric patient that's is going to have surgery in 3-6 months. I read an article from aapc saying when picking a level 5 it's saying the patients next stop is the emergency room. So would this really be a 99205? Is there any more documentation ok...
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    Would this count as status of 3 chronic conditions

    Patient with a history of medically complicated obesity, HTN and type 2 diabetes. Would this count as status of 3 chronic condition? Thank you for your help.
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    Need Help with Est. Level-- Need to today please

    Help Please this is an est patient. Thank you for your time. Patient with a history of medically complicated obesity, HTN and type 2 diabtes, presenting for weight loss surgery evaluation. Patient has failed multiple attempts of weight loss using conventional methods: dieting, exercising...
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    Level Help please

    What level would you choose? This is a nutrition follow up for Surgery. Thank you. Patient with history of medically complicated obesity, currently undergoing a physician supervised weight loss program, is presenting for follow-up. Diet journals are consistent with improved eating habits and...
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    Consult

    Sorry I can't help you with your question but I was wandering you could help me. We are new to Bariatric but the provider was at another practice for 2 years. He wants to bill all his new patient consults as a 99245. I don't feel the MDM is there but he says it is because of the elective major...
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    single organ system

    Comprehensive - a general multi-system examination or complete examination of a single organ system: How to teach your provider what a complete examination of a single organ system is? For the 1995? Thank you
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    97 Template for GI

    Can someone help point me in the right direction for a single organ exam component under the 97 template for the GI? Thank you for your time.
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