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COVID-19 Chiropractic Resources
March 31st, 2020 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
COVID-19 Chiropractic Resources contains current, updated information regarding COVID-19. Included are lists of webinars, articles, websites and links pertaining to the ongoing changes.
CMS-Coverage for Therapeutic Shoes for Individuals with Diabetes
March 31st, 2020 - Chris Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
Therapeutic shoes and inserts can play a vital role in a diabetic patient's health. Medicare may cover one pair every year and three pairs of custom inserts each calendar year if the patient qualifies and everything is handled correctly.  Medicare Benefit Policy Manual explains what is needed for a person with diabetes to ...
Providing Telehealth Services During COVID-19 Crisis
March 30th, 2020 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
The rules for providing telehealth services during this pandemic have changed and some requirements have been waived. Please keep in mind that “waiving requirements” does not mean that anything goes. Another important consideration is that Medicare and private payers may likely have different rules so you need to make sure that you know individual payer requirements during this time.
Spotlight: UCR Fees are Available on DRGs- Check it Out!
March 30th, 2020 - Brittney Murdock, QCC, CMCS, CPC
Check out the information page on any DRG! Look up DRGs by going to the list of DRG codes found under the Codes tab at the top of the page, or simply type in the desired DRG by using the search bar on the homepage. When using the search bar, be sure you have the ...
Interprofessional Consult Services
March 27th, 2020 - Namas
The recent coronavirus crisis has brought non-face-to-face services to the forefront of coding and billing conversations. With the entire healthcare industry focused on caring for patients during an unprecedented and fast-moving pandemic, the goal of increasing patient access while reducing the risk of spreading infection has become paramount. In this climate, ...

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Providing Telehealth Services During COVID-19 Crisis
March 30th, 2020 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
The rules for providing telehealth services during this pandemic have changed and some requirements have been waived. Please keep in mind that “waiving requirements” does not mean that anything goes. Another important consideration is that Medicare and private payers may likely have different rules so you need to make sure that you know individual payer requirements during this time.
Medicare Part D Coverage Gap (Donut Hole) Closes in 2020
March 26th, 2020 - Jared Staheli
Overview of the Part D coverage gap, how it got closed, what the picture looks like for 2020, and long-term outlook.
Understand the New Codes for Testing & Reporting the COVID-19 Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)
March 21st, 2020 - Aimee Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT, Director of Content
The current coronavirus pandemic refers to COVID-19, a novel or new type of coronavirus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first victim of the virus was identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China at the end of 2019. There is no immunization available to prevent it from spreading and ...
Implementing Telehealth Visits
March 20th, 2020 - Namas
The following is a step-by-step guide on how to convert office-based encounters to telehealth encounters during the current COVID-19 pandemic. These rules may change post-pandemic, as many changes relaxing existing rules were made on a temporary basis by CMS and commercial payers to facilitate patient access and minimize risk of infection. Step ...
Additional Coronavirus Testing Code Announced
March 17th, 2020 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
On March 13, 2020, a new CPT code was announced by the American Medical Association (AMA) who maintains the CPT code set. This early release of a CPT code is rare and is effective immediately.

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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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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
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coding question
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Cpt codes 99473 and 99474
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Medicare denied the claim
   Dec 13th, 2019 - NAHAR, SHAMSU

CPT code for Interosseous Bioplasty
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medicaid primary claim denied due to timely fling
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