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Choose Wisely Between 92082 and 92083 With This Expert Strategy

30th March 2012
With over $60 on the line, don't risk submitting the wrong code or inadequate documentation Even small practices are likely to have a Humphrey visual field analyzer, yet many optometrists don't know the secrets for securing adequate reimbursement for the... Read >
Author: ashu

Coding for Hearing Tests: 92551 versus 92552

27th March 2012
The difference between pure tone hearing tests and threshold hearing tests can confound coders. When do you use 92551 (Screening test, pure tone, air only) versus 92552 (Pure tone audiometry [threshold]; air only)? Tip: Keep in mind that one is a screenin... Read >
Author: ashu

Criteria for volunteer selection for clinical trials

12th March 2012
Selection of the right candidate for clinical trials and studies by any clinical research organization is one of the most critical parts of the overall methods executed for a successful study and effective results. A scientific investigation for taking... Read >
Author: Andrew sam

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

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

Sinusitis Overview

26th October 2010
Definition Sinusitis is the inflammation of the air filled nasal cavities in the skull called the sinus. When your sinuses gets blocked inflammation can occur. The blocked sinuses will lead to accumulation of pus and mucous which then becomes a very nu... Read >
Author: Michael Corben

Follow Steps to Boost ICD 9 Coding

18th August 2010
Your CPT codes should always be linked to a proper appropriate ICD-9 code, however, selecting the proper ICD-9 code for presenting problems versus underlying conditions can be challenging. Here are four steps to boost your ICD-9 coding: Step 1: Depend on... 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

Clear Your Confusion with these CPT Coding Guidelines

18th May 2009
You've probably had it up to here with trying to understand Medicare and CPT coding guidelines for E/M. But now you can assign an office visits' elements with confidence if you follow the advice offered by CMS and coding experts. When a physician orders ... Read >
Author: Julia Rose

Anesthesia Coding: Get the Correct Codes for Transesophageal Echocardiography

12th May 2009
The most common problem in anesthesia coding associated with billing and obtaining reimbursement for transesophageal echocardiography or TEE is determining whether the procedure is for diagnostic or monitoring purposes. It is often difficult to tell wheth... Read >
Author: Julia Rose
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