1. J

    Question Dialysis training resources?

    Hi! Does anyone know of good resources for someone new to dialysis coding/billing? I have the CMS guidelines, but I'm hoping to find something that's a little bit more straightforward. I do a mix of OP and facility dialysis. Thank you!
  2. B

    Question Monthly Capitation Payment - Dialysis Documentation Requirements

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has seen or created an audit sheet for Monthly ESRD Dialysis services - Monthly Capitation payment. I am concerned I may be recommending more documentation than is necessary for Complete Monthly Assessment and subsequent visits. I would appropriate any feedback...
  3. K

    Dialysis monthly note audit

    I bill for Nephrologists and need any advice or direction on a good audit tool for monthly physician dialysis services. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  4. ljones88

    AV angioplasty help

    Hi, It seems the more I read about vascular coding the more confused I become when it comes to ANY dialysis circuit interventions. Physician wants to bill 36832 (Revision, open, arteriovenous fistula; without thrombectomy, autogenous or nonautogenous dialysis graft (separate procedure)) but I...
  5. K

    Dialysis billing for deceased patient

    If a dialysis patient dies mid month and the CA was completed, what date range and procedure code are used? Any information would be appreciated.
  6. A

    Home visit for dialysis

    Does anyone use this code 99512 HOME VISIT FOR HEMODIALYSIS in addition to the dialysis treatment performed in the home?
  7. K


    I have a question about coding rounding for a Nephrology physician. He sees the patient on dialysis, which he documents, does he have to write the diagnosis on each progress note? Or can you go back and use the dx from the initial visit? This is for the physician fees. Thank you for any...
  8. C

    pigtail dialysis cathether

    How would you code this ? Procedure :Right internal Jugular Dialysis Catheter With Pigtail The patient was placed in slight Trendelenburg. Neck is placed toward the left. Right neck is prepped and draped Local anesthetic is infiltrated. Posterior approach to the internal jugular vein is taken...
  9. T

    ESRD clarification

    Hello! I understand that ESRD requires dialysis, but is it appropriate to assign a dialysis status code with out the mention of dialysis on the DOS? The physician list diagnosis as ESRD, but there is no mention of dialysis.
  10. S

    Kidney/Renal Coding

    Hi, all. I'm looking for a list of codes that indicate kidney/renal conditions. Does anyone have a list or know where I might find one? In the perfect world I'm looking for 3 categories of codes: - patient has ESRD - patient HAD ESRD (usually result of successful transplant) - patient is...