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Coding

In Billing
Mar 19th, 2015
Modifier 24 Unrelated evaluation and management service by the same physician or other qualified health care professional during a postoperative period shows that the E/M being billed is not part of the global surgical package and therefore is separat...
In Billing
Mar 19th, 2015
Report routine venipuncture with 36415 Collection of venous blood, by venipuncture. Per CPT® instruction, never append modifier 63 Procedure performed on infants less than 4kg to 36415, even for very young and small patients. The CMS 2015 National Phy...
In Audit
Mar 17th, 2015
By Stacy Harper, JD, MHSA, CPC A first step to determine a provider’s audit risk is to compare his or her utilization of E/M codes against the utilization of other physicians in his or her specialty. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (...
In Audit
Mar 16th, 2015
By Stephanie Jones Cecchini, CPC, CEMC, CHISP, Approved ICD-10 Trainer LinkedIn – LION https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniececchini This is a four part series. Introduction: People drawn to careers in medicine have unique personality traits and...
In Audit
Mar 16th, 2015
By Charla Prillaman, CPCO, CPC, CPC-I, CCC, CEMC, CPMA In February, we examined how “labels” might cause an incorrect count of organ systems examined if an auditor doesn’t take care to read the details beyond the labels. For purposes of this discussio...
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