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Prepare to Shift 617 Codes to N80 Codes in 2013

Posted on 13. Sep, 2011 by rpandit in ICD-10 You have reason to rejoice – here’s why. Endometriosis is a benign condition in which tissue that looks like endometrial tissue grows in abnormal places in the abdomen. Here’s how you report … Continue reading

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Set Aside 10 CPT Codes to Report Adhesiolysis

Mon, Aug 29, 2011 Coding Updates Although ob-gyns generally deal with lysis of adhesions in only four sites, CPT provides ten codes for the associated procedures: 44005 – Enterolysis (freeing of intestinal adhesion) (separate procedure)44180 – Laparoscopy, surgical, enterolysis (freeing of intestinal … Continue reading

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Modifier 57 Remains Handy Post Removal of Consult Codes

’s global period when choosing between modifiers 25 or 57 Contrary to popular thinking, modifier 57 does not apply exclusively for consultation codes only. Medicare may have stopped paying for consult codes, but this doesn’t mean you have to stop … Continue reading

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Follow 4 Simple Tips for Modifier 62 to Get your Game Plan in place for both Codes and Documentation

Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by jasminluis in Coder’s Cranium, Hot Coding Topics, Provider News When two surgeons work together to perform one procedure, each physician’s individual documentation requirements can get jumbled up. Make sure your physician isn’t passing the … Continue reading

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Follow 4 Simple Tips for Modifier 62 to Get your Game Plan in place for both Codes and Documentation

Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by jasminluis in Coder’s Cranium, Hot Coding Topics, Provider News When two surgeons work together to perform one procedure, each physician’s individual documentation requirements can get jumbled up. Make sure your physician isn’t passing the … Continue reading

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Adjust Your Codès Easily When Diágnosis Changes During A Patient’s Hospital Stay

Posted on 20. May, 2011 by jasminluis in Coder’s Cranium, Hot Coding Topics, Provider News Educate your physicián to keep you in the loop on patients’ development. Just because a patient enters the hospital with one diágnosis doesn’t mean she’ll … Continue reading

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K Twin Codes Will Define GERD Findings For ICD-10

Tue, May 10, 2011 ICD-10 The presence of esophagitis will be an important factor in your coding.  For a motility manometric study that discovers esophageal reflux, you would typically code 530.81 (Diseases of esophagus; other specified disorders of esophagus; esophageal … Continue reading

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Three Holter monitor codes will get a slight boost in pay

Thu, Mar 31, 2011 Coding Updates You have to make the request for your rightful dollars  There’s good news as far as Medicare’s April update to the physician fee schedule is concerned as three Holter monitor codes will get a … Continue reading

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