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Coding Case Study: Meet the Challenge of Multicode Shoulder Surgeries

27th March 2012
Complicated arthroscopic shoulder surgeries often result in multiple surgical procedures being performed in the same session. Where it might be easiest simply to match the procedure to the appropriate code, coders need to be aware not only of the codes th... Read >
Author: ashu

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

Attend Otolaryngology coding conferences

09th July 2010
Otolaryngology coding conference If you are stumped while coding a tympanoplasty with mastoidectomy, you are not alone as with the list of similar-looking codes, anyone could get turned around. The important thing is memorizing which codes represent a wa... Read >
Author: Julia Rose

Urology coding: Stay on top of CCI 16 edits

23rd February 2010
These days, a urology coder's hands are already full trying to walk through the maze of all 2010 CPT changes. To make things worse for her, the latest CCI (correct coding initiative) edits version 16.0 ties her hands on some code pairings, including the n... Read >
Author: Celena

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

CPC-H practice exams will help you know how you’ll fare

07th January 2010
Today, health care is complex and requires expertise in proper coding payment for procedures, services, equipment and supplies provided to patients. A CPC-H is someone who has achieved a measurable level of knowledge and expertise in coding of services, p... Read >
Author: Celena

Justinmind process of creating a wireframe

28th September 2009
We suggest some basic designing steps to increase speed and facilitate the creation of your wireframe: 1 - Use some sort of grid. For example, 960 framework. This is very commonly used by developers, and give some sense of proportion to your project. I... Read >
Author: justinmind

Become a Paid Game Tester- Discover How Much You'll Make and What You'll Do...

13th August 2009
Professional video game testing is without a doubt way better than most other jobs out there. But then again, playing video games for cash, like any other type of employment, does have a few downsides. Admittedly, the downsides of being a game tester are ... Read >
Author: Nirmal

Take a Practice Test to Crack Your CPC Coding Exam

07th July 2009
Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification affirms a coding professional's experience and knowledge of medical coding. In order to get that certification, you need to have a go at a grueling 5½ hour CPC exam. The eligibility for this exam is ... Read >
Author: Celena

The Necessity of Copyright Laws and More Laws

30th June 2009
All kinds of companies need to adhere to legal laws, including web site developers, coders and Web designers in Coppell. The laws are written to protect businesses so it is necesarry for companies to make sure their company is completely using their right... Read >
Author: Jeremiah Gross

What the CPC Means to You

13th March 2009
The AAPC's CPC certification is the gold standard for physician and outpatient facility coders. In fact, many employers won't even hire a coder unless she or he holds a CPC because it demonstrates that the coder is accurate, ethical and experienced. So ... Read >
Author: Celena
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