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Keep an eye out for Medicarespecific rule. As statespecific COVID19 vaccination mandates start to hit home health and hospice agencies a federal regulation on vaccination for all companies with more t... [ Read More ]
Second interim final rule implements additional protections and addresses the independent dispute resolution process. On Sept. 30 2021 the Department of Health and Human Services HHS the Department of... [ Read More ]
HEALTHCON Regional 2021 got off to a great start and the level of excitement remained high going into the third day. Many attendees both inperson and virtual began their day with the networking breakf... [ Read More ]
Those attending the first day of AAPCs Charleston regional conference hit the ground running and day two was no different. The day began with an early networking breakfast and a barrage of sightseeing... [ Read More ]
Education networking and good times drew hundreds of medical billers coders auditors and other healthcare business professionals to an AAPC regional conference today. The threeday conference Oct. 46 c... [ Read More ]
Is it correct to bill for application of STSG AND application of skin substitute to the donor site during the same surgery? (see my example below)
SURGICAL PROCEDURE(S) PERFORMED:
1. Surgical prepara... [ Read More ]
This is a silly question, but does anyone know if we are to use the pre or post debridement measurements to correctly code for wound debridements eg. 97597-97598, 11042-11047? I've looked into this bu... [ Read More ]
When a patient has hypertension with heart disease and/or CKD, and the hypertension is documented as pulmonary hypertension, do I code the pulmonary hypertension in addition to the combinatio... [ Read More ]
I'm coding for a skilled nursing facility, and on the discharge summary from the hospital, it has a diagnosis listed as suspected. I know that on a discharge summary a suspected diagnosis ca... [ Read More ]
I need help with this one please. Dr. did a simple complete mastectomy on 9/14. Path showed positive margins. Now taking additional breast tissue.
Positive anterior margin, status post left mastectom... [ Read More ]
Does anyone know if Medicare will pay for a behavioral health counseling session and nurse practitioner session for medication use on the same date of service with modifier? If so, what modifier can ... [ Read More ]
I posted this in the derm forum but no one could figure it out, meanwhile, we are still getting denials!
Our practice is located in FL, and FL Blue is denying malignant excision codes (11600-06, 116... [ Read More ]
I am reaching out today on behalf of our coding team looking for some advice...
We have been struggling with coding Zometa for Osteopenia lately. One of our struggles are the pt's that have a Hx of B... [ Read More ]
Here is a statement/question from my provider....
"Partial vasectomy performed today.
Was able to normally ligate left vas, had difficult anatomy that did not allow safe ligation of right vas tod... [ Read More ]