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ICD-10-PCS Repair codes for the bones of the upper body

CPT codes for surgery of the shoulder

The fiscal year (FY) 2019 IPPS proposed rule includes updates to payment rates and quality initiatives, but some of the most extensive changes pertain to MCC and CC additions and deletions.

Q&A: Determine when to append modifier -25 for visits before surgical procedures

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Pelvic congestion syndrome is a chronic medical condition affecting millions of women between the ages of 20 and 45. Lori-Lynne Webb CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, ICD-10-CM/PCS , reviews symptoms of the condition and reporting using CPT and ICD-10-CM codes.

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A common question that coders often ask is when to report a secondary diagnosis. In part one of this two-part series, Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS , looks at the general coding guidelines related to secondary diagnosis coding found in the 2018 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.

Recognize and report pelvic congestion syndrome

Q: If a patient comes into an outpatient facility for a surgical procedure and the physician evaluates the patient before performing the procedure, can you append modifier -25 to the E/M service?

Risk Adjustment Documentation and Coding Boot Camp…

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A recent report from the Office of Inspector General focuses on improper payments for specimen validity tests billed in combination with urine drug tests. Yvette DeVay, MHA, CPC, CPMA, CIC, CPC-I, reviews Medicare instructions and coding guidance for presumptive and definitive drug testing.

2018 Revenue Integrity Symposium…

Healthcare News: MCC/CC list sees potential changes in FY 2019 IPPS proposed rule

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Medicare reissues guidance on specimen validity testing for drug screening

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Allen Frady, RN-BSN, CCDS, CCS, CRC, reviews various guidance related to clinical validation to help coders and CDI teams better navigate the complex topic.

Ending clinical validation pushback

CDI Conversations: Simplifying Complex Trauma Reviews…

CPT codes for surgery of the colon and rectum

Looking at secondary diagnosis coding

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