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HIPAA Penalty Changes
January 11th, 2021 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
On January 5, 2021, H.R. 7898 was signed into law by President Trump. This new law modifies the HITECH Act such that when an organization experiences a breach, fines and/or penalties may be reduced if (for at least a year) they have instituted “recognized security practices” as defined within the law.
CDT and CPT - The Same but Different!
December 8th, 2020 - Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
Reporting a CPT code for an evaluation of a patient is based on time and if the patient is a new or established patient. Evaluation and Management codes are different than other codes, it is important to understand how they are used, prior to 2021 they were based on a ...
How to Search Find-A-Code for Medicare Policies and Guidelines — LCDs, NCDs and Articles —
November 18th, 2020 - Raquel Shumway
Help for Searching Find-A-Code when searching for Medicare Policies and Guidelines — LCDs, NCDs and/or Articles.
Cross-A-Code Instructions in Find-A-Code
November 18th, 2020 - Raquel Shumway
Cross-A-Codeis a toll found in Find-A-Code which helps you to locate codes in other code sets that help you when submitting a claim.
COVID Vaccine Codes Announced
November 11th, 2020 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
On November 10, 2020, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced the addition of two new codes which will be used for the new COVID-19 vaccines along with 4 new administration codes to be used when reporting the administration of these vaccines.

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Cardiothoracic Coders
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water massage table
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Code G8730 rejection
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Combination Codes
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Insurance Rejections For Medical Necessity - Can 2nd insurance be billed?
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If you know a procedure will be denied as cosmetic can an E/M be charged instead?
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Elongated Toenails
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Does National CPT Tracking exist?
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Bought out an Existing Practice
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Nail Debridement vs Nail Trimming
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AT modifier use for spinal manipulation services
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GA modifier
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97110, 97530, 97012
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99204
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posterlateral fusion with inpatient stay
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G0481
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peer to peer
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Open Thoracotomy
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99201, 99211 coding
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cpt 77002 professional componet with cpt 20610, who charges?
   Jul 2nd, 2020 - sschwartz 4 

ICD 10 code for displacement of cholecystostomy tube
   May 15th, 2020 - Susan

ICD 10 PCS code need for repair of skin of left elbow
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Cigna R24 Omnibus Reimbursement Policy - EXCEEDS LIMIT
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covid 19
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Fracture treatment and xrays
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Billing with an "add on" code
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Hospital Discharge Code 99239
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