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    ASPMA coding test

    Just wanted to post that I took the ASPMA coding certification test and passed it! Sure does make me feel a lot more confident in my coding abilities for coding podiatry. :)
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    post op x-rays

    I have run into a dilemma coding post-op x-rays so if anyone could help me, I'd greatly appreciate it. My office manager tells me to use 71907 as this has been paid in the past. I know this is wrong! You don't code what's not in the chart notes. If the patient isn't having any pain or swelling...
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    Podiatry coding certification

    Does anyone know if there is somewhere to get certification in Podiatry coding? Is anyone here certified in Podiatry coding? I know the AAPC doesn't have this specialty as yet. I wonder if they will eventually. I have been in Podiatry for a year now and I'm thinking of making this my career and...
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    11721?

    Billing a 11721 px with a dx of 1101 and 44020. Getting denied. Is it because of not using a Q modifier? Anyone have this prob?
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    Would you remove your A from CPC-A?

    I am a CPC-A and I have been employed by a Podiatrist for a year now. By the AAPC guidelines for becoming a CPC I need one year experience and 2 letters, one from employer and one from an instructor. By those guidelines, I can have the A removed. But my concern is that my experience has only...
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    job search words

    Hello all! Is anyone having as much trouble as I am searching for a biller/coder position on some of these job sites? I enter my state, job radius (I've used 100 miles), then it wants key words to search for and a category. Key search words I've used have been coder, biller, medical coder...
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    Thank you, AAPC

    Just wanted to give my THANKS to the AAPC for creating a "Podiatry" heading for discussion. I realize we Podiatry coders could ask questions in the general area but it sure is nice to be able to go to one area specifically for us. Great work!
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    Podiatry E/M?

    Being in a Podiatrist office we don't have the review of systems that you would have in a family practice office or other specialties but you still need ROS to code office calls. I'm super frustrated over this. How am I to know how to code an office call when we don't have the usual ROS? Someone...
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    Dx coding for xrays

    All through college in my coding classes, we were told over and over that you DO NOT code for "suspected, rule out, possible" but now that I'm in a podiatry office I'm confused. What do you code for an xray due to a possible fracture, looking for a foreign body and so on but don't find a...
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    dx coding for xrays

    All through college in my coding classes, we were told over and over that you DO NOT code for "suspected, rule out, possible" but now that I'm in a podiatry office I'm confused. What do you code for an xray due to a possible fracture, looking for a foreign body and so on but don't find a...
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    Why not a "Podiatry" heading?

    I recently graduated college, passed my CPC exam and now work in a Podiatry office. I was wondering why there isn't a Podiatry heading along with all the others (cardiololgy, pediatrics, etc)? It would be nice to have a place to ask others in this area questions. Thank you.
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    Charges for copies of medical records

    In one of my classes we were told that the doctor could charge so much per page to copy the patient's medical chart. I need that information now as a doctor in my office is quitting practice and the patients are having fits about being charged but I can't find it. I need to say that she is only...
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