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Physician Practice Articles by Topic: ICD-9-CM Coding

Use critical care codes correctly to ensure compliance

  • Physician Practice Perspective, Issue 11, November 1, 2008

    New payment policy guidelines issued by CMS will have a vital effect on how critical care services...

Put in the extra care when coding consultations in your practice

  • Physician Practice Perspective, Issue 9, September 1, 2008

    E/M codes are among the major categories of codes that are frequently examined by third-party...

Should you outsource your practice's billing?

  • Physician Practice Perspective, Issue 6, June 1, 2008

    Physicians and practice managers may sometimes feel like they are running after dimes and nickels...

Clean claims and appropriate follow-up essential to bottom line

  • Physician Practice Perspective, Issue 5, May 1, 2008

    In many practices, money is being left on the table because adequate and necessary follow-up is not...

Learn the guidelines for using modifiers before and after surgery

  • Physician Practice Perspective, Issue 7, July 1, 2007

    Like all other modifiers, you may only use -57 and -24 in certain situations. Which modifier you...

Three coding practices to help boost your bottom line

  • Physician Practice Perspective, Issue 5, May 1, 2007

    Using the CPT codes 99211 and 99201 appropriately will help to ensure that all Level l services are...

Learn new definitions to correctly code for diabetes

  • Physician Practice Perspective, Issue 4, April 1, 2007

    Most physicians still identify diabetes as either noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM...

Place-of-service coding counts when billing for services

  • Physician Practice Perspective, Issue 1, January 1, 2007

    One of the key topics listed in the 2007 Work Plan just published by the Office of Inspector...