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    CPPM practice exam - 100Q vs 50Q online exams

    I'm studying to take the CPPM certification test and just completed the 100 Question practice exam that I purchased with my study bundle. I was too easy to be honest. It makes me very nervous. I finished in 50 min and got a 97. Most of it was just repeating the exact same questions that were in...
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    81002 & Paramount

    Has anyone had success with urinalysis (81002) paying separately when billing w/ a prenatal office visit to Paramount? I'm finding that most bundle. I am aware this code's fee schedule varies payer to payer. Thanks for the input!
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    99172

    May a 99172 be used for administering the visual test using only a eye chart and color chart?
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    Ppd

    Can someone let me know if a LPN can plant the PPD for a patient? I know a RN can but not sure of the LPN. Also, the company I work for is now accepting CIGNA health plans and want to pilot PPD since its a required test needed for employees. Can a patient just get a PPD without an OV? Thank you!
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    Incomplete stress test

    A patient came into cardiology as an OP for a stress test. Patient was only able to walk on treadmill for two minutes. EKG tracings and pulse oximetry , blood pressures where being monitored. Patient stated just cannot walk anymore "I am out of gas". Patient never achieved qualifying Heart...
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    99211 hep c patient visit

    Can the nurse charge 99211 for established patients each time they come in for accessment and then sent off to lab for blood test? The lab is outside lab but patients come every so often see the nurse first.
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    6 minute walk, 94761 vs 94620

    Hi, I am new to Pulmonary coding , I have read all the threads on this forum regarding the 6 minute walk performed with spirometry with bronchodilator vs 94761. I have a question regarding how this should be coded? I receieved an email from another coder as to how she bills this service...
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    Coding E/M with NST

    Can E/M codes be coded with a non stress test?
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    Coc exam

    I have been billing/coding for almost 15 years. I did not pass the COC in November. I got a 47% on the Medicare payment section. It brought my score too low to pass. I was wondering if there is another help or COC for dummies type of book I could read? I have all the pre tests and the...
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    Computer generated test (CPT 96103)

    If a psych test is taken on an I-pad, would that be considered a computer generated test?
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    BILIRUBIN Cpt code 88720 changes/updates

    We are having a very difficult time getting Optima to pay for this code. It denies as non covered. After researching the provider rep explained that this code is not covered whether performed in house or with the preferred outside lab. We perform this test on newborns in an office setting...
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    Strep throat

    Provider Gives the code J02.0 , positive strep test, group A streptococcus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere Would you change the code to J02.8 with the B95.0 code as the infectious agent ? What about if a provider saw a Pt with a negative strep test but still codes J02.0 ? Our...
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    Cpt 96103 - Clinical Social Worker

    We are a Pain Management clinic(private physician practice) and recently hired a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. However, I have a question about billing for her psych testing. She wanted to bill a 96103 for her psych testing, but I told her she could not because the test is not administered...
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    Cpt 96103

    We recently hired a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. However, I have a question about billing for her psych testing. She wanted to bill a 96103 for her psych testing, but I told her she could not because the test is not administered by a computer. She told me it was the same type of test...
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    Glucose screening test / help

    Glucose screening test / help code 82951 ? Is the glucose screening test included in the OB package or can the provider office bill for the actual test ?
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    TB

    My NP saw a pt that is being asked by her new employer for a TB test. The patient is 9 weeks postpartum and breastfeeding and can't have a TB test. We saw her to verify she does not show any symptoms of TB and she has never had a positive TB test. Not sure on what dx to use. I'm going between...
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    z36

    Can someone explain z36 to me. If a patient is having a prenatal test is shows in the code book z36. Can other codes be used with this code on a prenatal test? Also for carrier screening test this code would not work you would need z31.43- if I'm understanding it correctly. Thank you, April
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    Medicare ABN Question

    Can anyone tell me if a Medicare ABN must be signed on the date of service? We give home hemoccult tests that the patient takes home and then brings back or mails back to our office. Can an ABN be signed on the date the test is given to the patient? Or must it be signed on the day the test is...
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    Face to face time with e/m coding

    Can someone tell me if face to face time has to be consecutive or if the dr can see the patient, send them to audiology for a test,and then see the patient again to review the results of the audiology test? Can she bill for the time before and after seeing the audiologist?
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    NP's and treadmill stress tests

    Question has come up today.... can an NP bill for a stress test?
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    Start button for proficiency test not visible?

    Start button for proficiency test is the title hyperlink! found it
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    Code 95018

    I have a question about Code 95017 (combination of prick and intradermal for testing with venoms). My physician is saying the normal full panel is 25 and she has been told that the controls are not counted. Do you count the controls (Saline & Histamine) in this test. When I add the panel plus...
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    99211 with lab tests

    Hello, I have an office that wants to bill a 99211 with the MA or RN assisting a patient with the H Pylori test in their clinic. I am stating no since the patient can do the test themselves and there is no documentation for an E&M visit but meeting some resistance. Any coders out there know...
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    Wiki Annual exam with screening test for sti code z11.3

    Please help i have read the guidelines in icd-10 about 10 time and i can not find the answer. Patient comes for an annual exam z00.00 or z01.419 and the provider orders sti test. In icd-9 we used v74.5 screening for sexually transmitted disease. In icd-10 i used z11.3 encounter screening for...
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    Annual exam with screening test for sti code z13.4

    Please help i have read the guidelines in icd-10 about 10 time and i can not find the answer. Patient comes for an annual exam z00.00 or z01.419 and the provider orders sti test. In icd-9 we used v74.5 screening for sexually transmitted disease. In icd-10 i used z11.3 encounter screening for...
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    ICD-10 Assessment - I was wondering what the score

    Hi I was wondering what the score has to be to pass the ICD-10 test? Thank You
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    Tabbing for the CPC test

    I am going to be taking my CPC test and I am unclear on what needs to be tabbed in the ICD9 book as well as the HCPCS book? Also wanted to find out if anybody "bubbled and highlighted" their CPT book and if so did you do the whole book or just certain parts? Thanks for any help can you give ...
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    Taking exam in April

    Hey everyone, Im about to take the CPC in April. I have been out of school for quite a while. Although I work in the field and my position is coding specialist I am still quite nervous. What does everyone recommend for more studying. Is there a particular part of the exam I should be...
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