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A 2020 Radiology Coding Change You Need To Know
February 10th, 2020 - Aimee Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT, Director of Content
The radiology section of the 2020 CPT© has 1 new, 18 revised, and 14 deleted codes. Interestingly, six of the 14 deleted codes were specific to reporting single-photon computerized tomographic (SPECT) imaging services of the brain, heart, liver, bladder, and others. If your organization reports radiology services, it is...
Documenting telephone calls at your dental practice is just as important as documenting patient visits.
February 4th, 2020 - Christine Taxin
Documenting telephone calls at your dental practice is just as important as documenting patient visits. Similar to other documentation, the common rule when it comes to call documentation is that if it is not documented, it did not happen. Therefore, every clinically relevant telephone call should be documented. Clinically relevant calls ...
CPT 10-Year Historical Content - Now Available!
January 22nd, 2020 - Find-A-Code
Did You Know? We now offer Historical CPT Content in 2-year, 5-year, or 10-year options! Utilize access to specific CPT historical data for previous years using rules effective at that specific time. If you’ve added UCR fees to your account, you can use Historical CPT Content to view UCR fees from ...
Inadequate Exclusion Screenings Could Put Your Practice at Risk
January 21st, 2020 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
Exclusion screenings require far more than just checking a name on a federal database at the time you are hiring someone. Far too many providers don’t realize that in order to meet compliance requirements, there is MUCH more involved. There are actually over 40 exclusion screening databases/lists that need to be checked.
Q/A: How do we Bill Massage Services?
January 21st, 2020 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
Question: We are adding a massage therapist soon and have some questions about billing their services.

Editors choice articles

Health Care Fraud - Don’t Do It!
July 31st, 2017 - Chris Woolstenhulme, CPC, CMRS
If you wonder if what you are doing is fraud, DON’T DO IT! The government takes this extremely serious. I don't need to tell you this.  I have often been apprehensive about making a mistake and I wonder, will it be fraud? Will I spend time in jail for accidentally sending in a duplicate ...
Pre-op visits: True or False?
December 29th, 2015 - Codapedia Editor
Are the following statements true or false? • The PCP cannot be paid to do a pre-op assessment of a Medicare patient prior to surgery because of the new consult rules. • The surgeon can never be paid to do a pre-op visit if s/he is going to take the patient to surgery. • The...
Billing Incident to Services-Whose Number Should Be Used?
December 29th, 2015 - Seth Canterbury, CPC, ACS-EM
Should You Bill Incident to Services for a Medicare Patient Under The Number of the “Supervising Physician” or the “Ordering Physician”? This issue was first clarified in the preamble of the 11/1/01 Federal Register (available here on p. 23 of the file, p. 55267 of the...
Cloned E/M notes
December 29th, 2015 - Codapedia Editor
Have you ever read a physician office note and thought it was strangely familiar? Or, not just familiar but identical to another note? Well, Medicare contractors have noticed the same thing, and the Office of Inspector General has included this on their 2011 Work Plan. Medicare contractors have...
Cardiology Coding Unmasked - Part 2 Therapeutic Cardiology Procedures, CPT Codes (92980-92982; 92984; 92995-92996), Medical Necessity Issues (ICD-9-CM)
December 29th, 2015 - Nancy Maguire
92980 Transcatheter placement of an intracoronary stent(s), percutaneous, with or without other therapeutic intervention, any method; single vessel 92981 Transcatheter placement of an intracoronary stent(s), percutaneous, with or without other therapeutic intervention, any method; each additional...

Latest questions/posts

LV Septal Pacing
   Feb 7th, 2020 - sharris

Medicare denying claims, reason CO-45
   Jan 29th, 2020 - phil.jen

CPT 99213 w/ 98941, 97110 or 97140 for Aetna
1st    Jan 22nd, 2020 - phil.jen

Billing patients/attorney with no insurance
1st    Jan 21st, 2020 - bells221

coding question
   Jan 13th, 2020 - nate0922 7 

Cpt codes 99473 and 99474
   Jan 2nd, 2020 - Krogers

Medicare denied the claim
   Dec 13th, 2019 - NAHAR, SHAMSU

CPT code for Interosseous Bioplasty
   Dec 12th, 2019 - rdinaso    12  1 

medicaid primary claim denied due to timely fling
   Dec 12th, 2019 - NAHAR, SHAMSU

codes 27310
1st    Dec 10th, 2019 - maryN.

Gastroenterology question on codes
   Dec 9th, 2019 - trixiecane

Gastroenterology question on codes
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J1071 Code
1st    Nov 15th, 2019 - Alicia

Code for Escharotic treatment?
1st    Nov 12th, 2019 - Amanda_Marie

CPT 96405
   Nov 12th, 2019 - npott1 9 

Extirpation of matter from the Pulmonary Artery
   Nov 1st, 2019 - stomach1 3 

Blue cross Blue shield denies office visits/E& M visits.
   Oct 15th, 2019 - gowri.tina

Consultations
1st    Oct 15th, 2019 - MaureenK

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CPT 82948
1st    Sep 18th, 2019 - NAHAR, SHAMSU


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