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    Preventative derm visit

    Dermatology Preventive Billing I am a Dermatology billing operations manager (M.A.,CPC,CPC-H) and I agree with SYlWil0109. Derm does not bill preventive medicine visit codes. Maybe a yearly full body skin exam. The code choices you want to biil 99381 - 99387 or 99391 - 99397 would be...
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    Revisit Coder's Productivity For Dermatology

    #1 07-23-2008, 01:46 PM dbryant Networker Posts: 28 Greetings & Salutations Everyone, As always I really enjoy reading all of your comments on various topics. I find and value your different views to be very helpful in our line of work and industry, but not to sound...
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    Revisit Coder's Productivity For Dermatology

    Greetings & Salutations Everyone, As always I really enjoy reading all of your comments on various topics. I find and value your different views to be very helpful in our line of work and industry, but not to sound redundant I'd like to revisit the discussion on "Coder's Productivity". Could...
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    Coder Productivity

    Coder's Productivity For Dermatology Could someone give me some feed back on (Dermatology only) biller's productivity doing data entry into an EPIC billing system. I was told that the doctors do their own coding. I'm starting a new job as a billing & collection operations manager the first of...
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    April Coding Edge

    Question #10 Coding Edge April 2008 The Article reads on the bottom of page 18. Defining the Cause. "The Jury is out" on the uderlying cause or mechanism of clubbing. Therories vary widely, pathways differ. (b) We don't know would be the correct answer. Hope this helps :) dbryant
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    Share Your Favorite Coding Resources

    Coding Resources I found this website very helpful knowledge wise and also helps to get extra CEU's approved by AAPC. It's called the Knowledge Centre. http://www.cms.meridianksi.com/kc/main/kc_frame.asp? dbryant, M.A., CPC
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    90772 - WHen doing an injection

    Modifier -25 I would say yes append the modifier -25. The description clearly states that on the day of an E/M visit a procedure or service identified by a cpt code was performed. :) Dbryant, M.A., CPC
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    Billing Telephone services Question??

    Physician Telephone Services Hi Missi There's three Physician Telephone call codes 99371, 99372 & 99373. Check them out....:) Dbryant, M.A.,CPC
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    procedure code

    Code For Discussion Without Face to Face with Pt. Hi Andi I don't know the particular's, but look in your cpt book Under Evaluaion and Management section. "Office or Outpatient Service". Look at cpt code 99201 at the bottom of the description where the sentence starts out as "Usually" the...
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    Modifier -51/-59 Dilemma AGAIN!

    Modifier -51 versus -59 Dilemma I agree with Tessa The rule of thumb is. If you are working in the same site doing multiple procedures before closing then you would need to use -51 on the second or third cpt code(s). If that incision is closed and you move to a different anatomic site and...
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    Documentation requirements for physicians

    Documentation Requirements Hi I'm a Professional Fee Billing Administrator for one of the largest Medical Center's Dept. of Surgery here in Chicago. I instruct my coders that if it's not documented for them to review & verify "Don't Bill It"! Determination of CPT codes is based on physician...
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    Chronic Kidney Failure with Mass/Leasion

    I'm having a problem with the diagnosis for left Kidney Failure CPT 50250/LT there is "no path report". A CT revealed a 3.0 cm mass/leasion on the left kidney. I coded the diagnosis 585.9 (Chronic renal failure) and 236.91 (Neoplasm of uncertain behavior kidney & ureter), but unsure of the...
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