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    Springfield MO Seminar - Sessions in E/M!

    Good afternoon! The Springfield MO AAPC Chapter is excited to invite you and your members to our Fall Seminar on Saturday, September 19th! Our goal was to provide an experience similar to an AAPC Regional Conference to our members at an affordable price. (This is a BARGAIN DEAL!) The cost is...
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    Springfield MO Seminar - 18 sessions to choose from!

    Good afternoon! The Springfield MO AAPC Chapter is excited to invite you and your members to our Fall Seminar on Saturday, September 19th! Our goal was to provide an experience similar to an AAPC Regional Conference to our members at an affordable price. (This is a BARGAIN DEAL!) The cost is...
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    Springfield MO Seminar - Sessions in ICD-10-CM!

    Good afternoon! The Springfield MO AAPC Chapter is excited to invite you and your members to our Fall Seminar on Saturday, September 19th! Our goal was to provide an experience similar to an AAPC Regional Conference to our members at an affordable price. (This is a BARGAIN DEAL!) The cost is...
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    Springfield MO Seminar - Sessions in Auditing!

    Good afternoon! The Springfield MO AAPC Chapter is excited to invite you and your members to our Fall Seminar on Saturday, September 19th! Our goal was to provide an experience similar to an AAPC Regional Conference to our members at an affordable price. (This is a BARGAIN DEAL!) The cost is...
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    Manual application of stress

    Does anyone have any information regarding billing CPT 77071 (Manual application of stress performed by physician for joint radiography, including contralateral views if indicated)? Medicare has given this code a MUE of 1. If two different stresses are placed on the same joint, is it...
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    Cardiac Catheter Bundling Question

    Hello, Does anyone know why UHC would be denying 93540 with 93510? Thanks, Amy
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    Co-Surgery

    Co-surgery: Does anyone have anything in writing that states it is required for both co-surgeons to document their own operative note?
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    CPMA - CEUs

    I read Deborah Grider's book, Medical Record Auditor. As I understand, this can count toward CEUs, correct? How do you report that?
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    Urodynamics - Our office does urodynamic

    Our office does urodynamic studies with fluoroscopy. We get a lot of denials for CPT 76000-59 as it is bundled with the injection procedure for voiding urethrocystography. It does not show as being bundled with any of the urodynamic codes (51725-51798). Does anyone have an insight or information...
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    Injury to abdomen during pregnancy

    I'm needing an ICD-9 for a pregnant patient whom was kicked in the abdomen.
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    Diagnostic Supervision

    I have a question regarding diagnostic supervision. Why is it that the physician supervision indicators are only for the TC component? I understand why they don't include the PC component (I think), but why not the global code? Why do they state concept does not apply? Any input is...
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    Need help!

    I am needing help with a procedure. FINDINGS: Markedly enlarged spleen with distal pancreas intimately attached to the tip of the spleen, accessory spleen approximately 3 cm in size (resected). DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION: The patient was brought to the operating room and placed in a supine...
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    2009 CPT - Modified & Deleted Codes

    Hello, Does anyone know where I can get information on the modified and deleted codes for 2009? Thanks!
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    Orthopedic Coding Workshops

    I am looking at attending an orthopedic coding workshop and would like recommendations from others regarding recommendations, experiences, etc... Thanks!
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    Mri & Ct Scans

    I code for a diagnostic imaging center. We are trying to find information in regards to billing for contrast for MRI & CT. We are trying to find out if we can actually bill for this if it is not payable? Does anyone have any information on this?
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    OB Ultrasound Screening

    Hello, I work in a radiologists office and I am needing assistance with the correct ICD-9 to use when an OB ultrasound is done and the reason for exam is: SIZE DATES ANOMALY SCREENING If you go to ICD-9 and go to screening, it leads you to V82.89 for anomaly, congenital. However, there is a...
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    OB Ultrasound - DX

    Hello, I am a coder for a radiology group who performs OB ultrasounds at hospitals. Many times an OB ultrasound is ordered for size and dates. There is a debate in our office as to whether we should code this as screening (V28.8 or V28.9) or as supervision of normal pregnancy (v22.1). If anyone...
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