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by John Verhovshek, MA, CPC A surgeon’s operative notes should stand alone to provide all the necessary documentation to describe the procedure(s) performed. Every operative note should include: Patient’s name Date Preoperative Diagnosis Postoperativ...
In Coding
Jun 15th, 2015
by John Verhovshek, MA, CPC The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) designates two sets of rules regarding radiology services, depending on where the services are provided. The ““Ordering of Diagnostic Tests” rule applies to testing...
Jun 10th, 2015
AAPC has created an ICD-10 implementation tracker to help keep you on the right path to ICD-10 this October. You can choose your size of practice and then be shown checklists for things to be completed before implementation. It is a tool that may be u...
In CMS
Jun 10th, 2015
Our members tell us that one of the best ways to prepare for the coming of ICD-10, after they have been trained on the code set, is dual coding. Each practice must see how to best work it into their current schedules, so as to not take a big productiv...
In CMS
Jun 10th, 2015
EXAM: Left Heart Catheterization REASON FOR EXAM: Increasing unstable angina, coronary artery disease, prior bypass surgery. INTERPRETATION: The procedure and complications were explained to the patient in detail and formal consent was obtained. The ...
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