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  1. J

    Inpatient 90846

    I have an inpatient psychologist that wants to provide family psychotherapy w/o patient 90846 (patient is an infant in the NICU) to the mother. What dx should they use? Do they dx the mother? The provider wants to use the infants medical condition as the reason for the 90846, but i dont think it...
  2. C

    What is the best software to determine DRG assignment?

    Hi, I am a coder with HCC experience who is now trying to break in to inpatient coding. I am very new to DRG assignment and am currently trying to figure out what the best software program is to help with figuring that out. (Sorry if this sounds ignorant). Any advice or recommendations would...
  3. S

    Childbirth aftercare codes

    When coding a inpatient hospital subsequent day after mother has the baby, what code would you use? Z391, Z392 or both? please explain. I have several different opinions in my department.
  4. J

    Inpatient 90846 & 90847

    Hello, I'm a professional fee coder for a behavioral health group. Around 09/01/18, insurances have been denying inpatient 90846 & 90847 as 'invalid place of service.' Has anyone else ran into this or does anyone have further information? Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated. Thanks...
  5. H

    Wiki subsequent orthopedic inpatient visits, i. 99231, 99232

    I am an orthopedic coder needing some clarification. A patient is initially seen in the ED with a femoral neck fracture and the ED provider is requesting Ortho consultation; a hospitalist accepts them as an admit. The Ortho provider consults and determines that the patient needs to be taken to...
  6. J

    oh heaven help me.

    Hello! My name is Jordan and I am recently employed in a Colorectal Surgeon practice that also houses a GI doctor for IBD and they all do Inpatient rounds as well as procedures and surgeries. This office has lacked a coder, biller, A/R person for at least a year and is in just a mess. I have a...
  7. J

    INPATIENT --- Over My Head

    Hello! My name is Jordan and I am recently employed in a Colorectal Surgeon practice that also houses a GI doctor for IBD and they all do Inpatient rounds as well as procedures and surgeries. This office has lacked a coder, biller, A/R person for at least a year and is in just a mess. I have a...
  8. B

    Hospice Inpatient - Provider Not employeed with Hospice

    My provider is a family practice doctor who recently had a Hospice patient as Inpatient. The patient was seen for Hospice related diagnosis and has Medicare as primary and Medicaid secondary.... Can I bill medicaid? I am aware of modifiers GV and GW... We are based in Louisiana. I am having...
  9. A

    Sepsis resolved inpatient profee

    If sepsis is documented as resolved in the A/P on a patient who is still in the hosptial and the patient is no longer on antibiotics for it would you still code it if it was the reason for admission?
  10. B

    Ortho to Hosp Admit

    B][/B]I need some help with an e/m situation. I have a doctor here in our Ortho practice that saw a patient on one day (lets say Monday) and admitted her that day to the hospital. He is also the operating surgeon and saw the patient the next day (lets say Tuesday) in the hospital and then...
  11. baroquecoder

    Denials for 93042 with 99223

    I am seeing a lot of denials from the earlier part of the year for a 93042 when ordered in the inpatient setting. Has anyone else experienced this? Biller is telling me to put a modifier 59 on it. Any advice would be appreciated. Should mod 25 go on it?
  12. D

    2 inpatient visits on same day

    Can 2 providers in the same specialty, same practice, bill for inpatient visits on the same date of service? If so, is there a modifier required on one or both visits?
  13. P

    Billing initial inpatient admissions from same specialty

    Can you bill an initial inpatient admission code when an attending provider from the same specialty of the admitting provider sees the patient? (Does this vary per insurance carrier?) Example: Dr. John from urology admits the patient (via order) at 1pm after the resident sees the patient. Dr...
  14. P

    Inpatient Admission and initial contact by admitting physician

    Our coding compliance manager has some of my coworkers and I perplexed. She is stating that if an admission occurs before midnight, let's say at 11:30pm, and the admitting physician sees the patient after midnight, let's say 12:05am, then we cannot bill an initial inpatient admission code...
  15. B

    Revenue Code 200 ICU

    Hello thank you in advance to any response I receive to this question. I am CPC who deals primarily in Professional coding and billing for my daily work. I'm trying to learn a little more about facility coding to aid a friend who had spent some time in the hospital recently. This individual was...
  16. J

    Hiring Cerner Millennium Analyst

    Looking to hire a Healthcare Systems Analyst with Cerner Millennium experience to assist with one or more of the following modules; PowerChart, FirstNet, RadNet, PharmNet, PathNet, SurgiNet, iView, CCL, CPOE and Medication, Reconciliation, MPages, CareNet, Orders Management, PowerNote, Revenue...
  17. M

    Inpatient planned procedure

    Question: A patient is consulted with ENT on 6/20/16 due to hx of SMA type 1 and evaluation for tracheostomy. They state that they will plan for tracheostomy on 6/22/16. I can bill for the consult on 6/20/16, but could I also bill for the subsequent visit on 6/22/16 with a 25 modifier? Please...
  18. D

    Inp Neurology Single System Exam/Gait Credit

    On Inpatient Neuro Exam: Dr. states "Station/Gait: unable to stand up due to severe dizziness." Does he qualify for full credit. **Gen app, Vitals, Fundus, CV, MS, CN, Tone, Strength, Reflexes, Coordination, Sensation are all examined.
  19. D

    Correct ROS documentation

    I do coding for inpt consult and initial hosp visits. My attendings are under the impression that they should get credit for a comatose or intubated pt if the ROS are not done. How should ROS be documented in this case?
  20. Z

    Coding Falls Without Injury

    A hospital inpatient falls, but does not incur any injury or other problems as a result of this fall. What primary diagnosis code would you use? Would you use ICD-10 diagnosis code R29.6? Thank you for your suggestions!
  21. D

    Inpt consultation codes (Neurology)

    When coding using pr
  22. G

    Newly Certified CPC-A Seeking Opportunities in the Sacramento?Roseville Area

    Also I am available for remote and in office opportunities at an Entry level.
  23. K

    E/m visit with prolonged service on separate day

    I have a coding question regarding inpatient billing. I've been looking for information in regards to this, but I have yet to find anything conclusive. Let's say a palliative care dr saw a patient on may 2, 2016 and billed for these services..let's say 99222. Then he goes back may 5, 2016...
  24. J

    Learning Inpatient Coding

    Hello, all. I have been studying inpatient coding for a long time now, and I am getting to the point where I feel confident enough to sit for an exam, and within the next few months begin applying for an inpatient position... even still, I have moments that I have a question about something that...
  25. P

    ECMO Management codes with subsequent care

    I have a question regarding ECMO: Can Dr. Smith bill ECMO management 33949 in addition to subsequent hospital care 99231-25 for the same date of service (as long as documentation supports both codes)? Thanks in advance!
  26. K

    Trilogy device

    Hi everyone I was wondering if anyone had any input on coding the use of Trilogy devices as a form of mechanical ventilation. My CDI team feels that we should be using the mechanical ventilation codes on patients with respiratory failure that are put on a Trilogy device during their stay. I...
  27. K

    Nephrology - coding inpatient

    I am new to coding inpatient hemodialysis for physicians and I have a question about documentation. When the doctor sees the patient while on dialysis, do they have to actually document, "patient seen on dialysis"? Also if they are on CRRT, is it assumed that they were seen while on dialysis...
  28. M

    Global Period Question

    Hello, If a resident or a fellow (non-billable) from Urology performs a major surgery (90 day global period), can the following days (subsequent visits) be billed by the Urology Attending physician since the Attending did not perform the surgery? Please advise. Thanks, Mary V., RHIA, CPMA
  29. K

    Nephrology

    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...
  30. R

    United Healthcare PHP is now IP?

    Im finding from VOBs lately that no matter the home plan, UHC is coming back saying PHP is considered Inpatient treatment, and if the facility is licensed as out patient,PHP is not covered. Is anyone else running into this lately?
  31. L

    inpatient telehealth question

    hello one of my outpatient MD has been approached to provide telehealth psy services for an inpatient unit. We utilize telehealth with outpatient but I am not familiar with doing inpatent. are any of y'all billing this service if so are you getting paid. thanks lisa
  32. L

    Help with coding an inpatient stay after a hysterectomy

    Here is a summary of what happened with this patient. She had a TVH and on post op day 10 she was admitted as inpatient for post op fever, nausea vomiting, lack of appetite. She was diagnosed with vaginal cuff cellulitis and my MD did a fine needle aspiration of a vaginal cuff seroma. The...
  33. F

    Inpatient Care Conference

    I have been asked to bill a 99213 (inpatient visit) along with 99358 (prolonged service) and 99359 (prolonged add on). The note reflects a hospital visit and 1 1/2 hour care meeting comprised of time with other providers and a one on one with the mother of the child (patient). Is this correct...
  34. V

    Is this Case Inpatient or Outpatient?

    A patient is admitted to the hospital with shortness of breath and congestive heart failure. The patient subsequently develops respiratory failure. The patient undergoes intubation with ventilator management. This is just an example of a case that doesn't mention that it is inpatient. This case...
  35. B

    Inpatient Hospital Coder

    Is it possible to get an inpatient coding position with a CPC credential only? Would my chances be that much better with a CIC certification? I also have several years of physician coding experience.
  36. C

    New H/P When Inpatient becomes Inpatient Hospice

    Does anyone know if a physician can bill a new admisson if they dictate a new H/P when a inpatient becomes Hospice inpatient??
  37. N

    ER vs Inpatient E&M code

    Hi everyone! Any help would be appreciated!!! Neurosurgeon is on call. He sees the patient in the ER, but, the patient is admitted the same day. Do I code as an inpatient or do I code the ER consult? I was told that only the ER physician can code ER consults. And, per Medicare of VA, you can no...
  38. kathymoon

    Inpatient in the office?

    I am getting back into coding and billing after doing auditing for the last 6+ years. Also, new to ENT billing. Here's one I've never come across before. The patient is admitted for a sublingual abscess. The patient was seen in consult by the ENT in his office (which is attached to the...
  39. A

    Inpatient Coder II Salary

    Good Afternoon, I am doing some research on coder salaries and was wondering if anyone would be interested in sharing salary ranges for an Inpatient Coder II position. This would be someone who codes BOTH inpatient and outpatient accounts in a facility setting. Thank you!
  40. A

    Inpatient Coder II Salary Range

    Good Afternoon, I am doing some research on coder salaries and was wondering if anyone would be interested in sharing salary ranges for an Inpatient Coder II position. This would be someone who codes BOTH inpatient and outpatient accounts in a facility setting. Thank you!
  41. D

    ED CODER with SDS and observation experience and Inpatient Coder WANTED ASAP

    WE are in need for these two positions multiple spots available. WE need full-time and part-time coders. Work from home, full benefits. Great company. Trust HCS is the company hiring. Feel free to check them out here at www.trusthcs.com There is a test during the interview process. Please...
  42. M

    Inpatient vs observation

    I do the insurance appeals for various hospital facilities, I have gotten the following denial several times regarding patients that are originally authorized and admitted as an inpatient but their stay was extended due to continued need for medical treatment. The denial that I will get states...
  43. C

    Out patient hospital coding assistance

    If a patient is seen by the provider as an op in bed, due to vomiting in pregnancy can we bill an e&m visit from the 99212-99214 level... She is getting treated with us for her ob. Im confused as it does not state inpatient or observation status.
  44. J

    Aviacode Inpatient Facility Coder (remote)

    Aviacode Inpatient Facility Coder (remote) Aviacode is looking for a handful of experience Inpatient (MS-DRG) coders. This is for a remote Contract-1099 coding position. Responsible for assigning diagnosis and procedure codes to patient charts of moderate to high complexity using ICD-10 CM/PCS...
  45. C

    Postpartum preeclamsia inpatient visit question ( help)

    We have a patient who was admitted several days after her vaginal delivery for postpartum preeclampsia can we bill the inpatient visit and the sub visits? Thanks,
  46. Y

    Inpatient Hosptial Follow Up with PCP --HELP!!!

    Hello my coding friends, Will some please help me? What is the CPT code do I assign when someone was released from the hospital (inpatient) and the go the PCP for follow up? Is is just a regular established E&M code? Thanks for your support!!!
  47. N

    Remote Inpatient and ED Infusion and Injection Coder - CCS, CPC, or CCA

    Remote coding if interested in remote position with CCS, CPC, CCA let me know and 1-2 yrs experience
  48. R

    DX code for inpatient setting

    Help! I am struggling with what dx code to use when my family practice Dr see's an inpatient who has had a surgical procedure such as TKR, THA, lap chole, etc. He always puts s/p TKR, THA, lap chole etc. He is only seeing patient due to monitoring medical conditions such as DM, hypertension...
  49. T

    Cigna denying F1220 as admitting dx code

    I work at an inpatient facility for substance abuse and my claims for residential level of care are making it through my clearinghouse, but being blocked by the payer CIGNA stating that the "admitting diagnosis code: invalid for payer." The code DSM 5 Description for F1220 is for Cannabis use...
  50. D

    RAC/Braces supplied to IP

    We've been RAC'd for knee braces supplied to inpatient's. I know the hospital can't get paid for DME for an inpatient - but shouldn't we be able to be reimbursed? What place of service should have been used? Thanks!
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