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Coding based on time

How much time does it take to see a child with asthma or to discuss behavioral problems with parents? Or, to explain the importance of diet and exercise in a child whose weight is increasing at an unusual pace? A lot. These types of visits are not simple or quick. How can a pediatrician be paid for those services and what level of service should be selected? All physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners may use time to select the level of service of an office visit or consult wh...

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Multiple surgical procedures

Multiple Surgical Procedures In some groups, the coder performs all of the steps below.  The responsibilities indicated here are opinion of the author, not law, regulation or national policy. Physician Responsibility: 1.    List all codes for the procedures performed 2.    Note whether the procedures performed were done via the same compartment, incision, site, organ system, lesion, injury, session and by the same surgeon.  If all are the same, note &q...

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Evaluation and Management Services

According to the CPT® book, E/M services are divided into categories and subcategories. Office services are divided into new and established patient visits. Consultations are divided into outpatient/office consults and inpatient consultations.  The E/M services typically have three to five levels of services and these levels are not interchangeable from one to the other.   That is, a level one established patient visit is not equivalent to a level one admission. Besides inclu...

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Coding based on time
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ICD-10 Session 10 - Chapter Five - Mental and Behavioral Disorders
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ICD 10 Session 11, Chapter Six - Diseases of the Nervous System
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ICD-10 Session 12 - Chapter Seven - Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa
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Field Guide to Physician Coding 3rd

bill under ordering physician or physican who read the results?
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Wed, Jul/01/2015 05:31PM
re: knee braces
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Wed, Jul/01/2015 12:06PM
stenosis with radiculopathy
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Wed, Jul/01/2015 11:27AM
knee braces
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Wed, Jul/01/2015 10:32AM
knee braces
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