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What Do You Want From Your In-House Training?

24th January 2013
Training is an integral part of business, and ongoing training can motivate, inspire and bond a team together more effectively than almost any other process. But to ensure that your staff get the most from their in-house training, there has to be a little... Read >
Author: Sue Richardson

CPT 2011 Brings Two New Codes for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment

25th May 2011
This year, CPT comes with two new codes to report diabetic foot ulcer treatment involving tissue cultured skin substitutes to the lower extremity - G0440-G0441. You will have to use temporary G codes when reporting diabetic foot ulcer treatment involving ... Read >
Author: James Smith

Cpt 2011 Adds Two Add-On Codes to Describe Interstitial Device Placement During Another Procedure

11th April 2011
Until now, when your general surgeon placed interstitial devices for radiation therapy guidance during a distinct open or laparoscopic abdominal procedure, you did not have a way to report the additional service. See to it that you capture all the pay you... Read >
Author: Erin Lang Masercola

Anesthesia Coding: For True Emergencies Turn to +99140

23rd March 2011
Reporting any qualifying circumstances (QC) codes for anesthesia can be a tricky affair. However knowing when to classify a situation as a true emergency can be a real challenge, unless of course you are equipped in the emergency conditions guidelines. ... Read >
Author: Erin Lang Masercola

CPT 2011 Changes & Cardiovascular Monitoring Codes

02nd March 2011
Even though CPT 2011 may not swap your old cardiovascular monitoring codes for new ones, you shouldn't ignore the revisions to this section. One of the goals of changing the codes and accompanying guidelines was to reflect new technology, making accurate ... Read >
Author: Erin Lang Masercola

Distinguish Between Optic Nerve and Retina Laser Scans

06th January 2011
Irritated by the the lack of specificity in scanning laser coding? Well, gear up for 2011 the coming year's CPT manual will not only help you distinguish between anterior and posterior segment scanning, but also come up with just-in codes to distinguish... Read >
Author: angela

22551, 22552 Boost Your Arthrodesis Accuracy

05th January 2011
Additional neurostimulator and arthrodesis codes are two of the plusses in the new and revised codes your orthopedic practice will have in the coming year. As a matter of fact, CPT will come up with 200 plus new codes in 2011 and revise over 90 codes to... Read >
Author: James Smith

Ways to Boost your Hemoccult Test Coding

14th December 2010
If you want to keep the money coming for in-office examination of fecal occult blood test (FOBT), you should train eyes on the difference between three hemoccult codes and their purpose. Here's a scenario: A 60-year old patient presented in the offic... Read >
Author: James Smith

CPT 2011 Provides Codes to Distinguish Between Optic Nerve and Retinal Scans

13th December 2010
Disturbed by the lack of specificity in scanning laser coding? Then gear up for the coming year 2011's CPT manual will not only help you distinguish between anterior and posterior segment scanning, but also provide just-in codes to distinguish between o... Read >
Author: angela

Tips to help you Code 31626 with Confidence

24th August 2010
Often radiation oncologists use markers to ensure they are pinpointing the right anatomic area. This means you have to be able to pinpoint the right marker placement code. Keep a look out on: You have one more code to select from CPT 2010's introduction ... Read >
Author: James Smith

93312 or 93314 The TEE coding challenge

17th June 2010
The TEE challenge: attend anesthesia coding conferences to stay compliant with every updates. The most common problem in anesthesia coding related to billing and in obtaining reimbursement for transesophageal echocardiography or TEE is to find out wheth... Read >
Author: Julia Rose

Taking the CPC exam? Brush up your modifier 58 know-how

18th February 2010
Choosing the right modifier to describe a scenario is a tricky affair. If you're taking the CPC exam, you should have a thorough knowledge about modifiers. In fact your modifier know-how can make or break your performance on the exam. To have a better ide... Read >
Author: Nancy
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