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Importance of Coding Diabetes Mellitus

19th August 2010
Diabetes coding guidelines: One of the most common diseases seen in Medicare beneficiaries is diabetes mellitus. It is a disease in which the body fails to properly produce or use insulin. It can also be one of the toughest conditions to code properly un... Read >
Author: James Smith

Advantages and disadvantages of medical billing certificate

11th August 2010
Medical billing certificate is always in high demand because it is related to health care. Almost several thousand people around the world are seeking for doctor's assistance in order to maintain their body condition. In such cases, medical billing plays ... Read >
Author: Sturat Michael M

Tips to Help you Capture Percutaneous, Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty Payment

24th July 2010
If you do not know the difference between kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty, you and practice are in for denials and lost reimbursement. Kyphoplasty is similar to vertebroplasty, however the two are not identical and you should not code them in the same way.... Read >
Author: James Smith

CPT Assistant: Which code for autism screenings?

18th July 2010
Autism is a disorder of development, which is not easy to detect in very young children. But children who get early intervention have improved long-term prognoses. Keeping this in mind, the Modified - Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) was made to ... Read >
Author: James Smith

2011 ICD-9 code changes New V Codes

14th July 2010
Every year, October is a month when you come face to face with ICD-9 code changes. This year too you will witness lots of new changes. So if you are a cardiology coder here are some proposed 2011 ICD-9 code changes. This time round, you will need to learn... Read >
Author: James Smith

CCI Coding and Blepharoplasty Codes

05th July 2010
With the latest CCI edits 16.1 going into effect on April 1, you should take a look at your eyelid surgery claims. If your practice carries out blepharoplasty procedures on the eyelid, take note of the fact that CCI bundles blepharoplasty codes 15820-158... Read >
Author: James Smith

Get All Information on Cpt Codes Online

01st July 2010
A patient entered the emergency department with severe abdominal pain. The physician who was attending it diagnosed it as appendicitis, and considered it to be an emergency case. But still the patient was admitted and was in observation for 40 minutes bef... Read >
Author: James Smith

Tackle Twin Amniocentesis Challenge

30th June 2010
As an ob-gyn coder, you will face various coding challenges. For instance, you may be bowled over by questions such as this: Question: I know we can report amniocentesis for twins by different ways, based on CPT Assistant. I have heard the best way is to... Read >
Author: James Smith

Get CEUs for less or no cost at all

02nd June 2010
Continued Education Units (CEUs) are designed to support certification or recertification of professionals with certificates to practice in their profession. One CEU is equivalent to 10 hours (1 hour = 60 minutes) of participation in organized continuing ... Read >
Author: James Smith

Know About Icd And Cpt Coding

19th March 2010
Know about ICD and CPT Coding ICD: - International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM). The ICD-9-CM is maintained jointly by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (C... Read >
Author: Gen Wright

2010 CPT updates for cardiology: 36145 and 75790 take the exit door

15th February 2010
The trend toward guidance-inclusive codes does not seem to be slowing. CPT 2010 outs 36145 and 75790 and instead instructs you to consider the following new surgical codes which include imaging: • 36147, • +36148. If the initial evaluation (361... Read >
Author: James Smith

Pediatric coding: Code 799.82 for dicey ALTE diagnosis

13th January 2010
We have stepped into the new year with a bang alright, but we also have lots of challenges coming our way. One, would be mastering all the 2010 ICD-code changes affecting your specialty. 2010 ICD-9 code changes make life easier for you in a lot many wa... Read >
Author: James Smith

Use these Coding Guidelines to Determine Principal Diagnosis

05th June 2009
The principal diagnosis is defined as the condition which establishes after study to be chiefly responsible for occasioning the admission of the patient to the hospital for care. You need to understand the importance of consistent, complete documentation ... Read >
Author: Nancy

CPT Code for Excision: Pathology as the Main Issue

04th June 2009
Excision is defined as full-thickness (through the dermis) removal of a lesion, including margins, and includes simple (non-layered) closure when performed. Report each benign (or malignant) lesion excised separately. Selection of the CPT code for excisio... Read >
Author: Nancy

Accurately Code for Hematuria with the New ICD-9 Codes

29th May 2009
Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells in the urine. It is one of the most frequent conditions warranting referral to urology. The more specific the coding is, the better for you. But, when you code for hematuria, you'll encounter very few codes whi... Read >
Author: Nancy
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