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  CMS is introducing four new HCPCS modifiers to specifically define subsets of mo
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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Most coding professionals have heard modifier -59 (distinct procedural service) referred t
Q: Are we still required to report value code FD (credit received from the manufacturer for
For the sixth year in a row, CMS and the AMA made no changes to CPT® coding or bil
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Q: I have a question regarding a National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit. I report
The use of modifiers -59 (distinct procedural service) and -91 (repeat clinical diagnostic labora
OCTOBER 14, 2015
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NCCI guidelines for Part B Billing New coding requirements r
When CMS introduced the -X{EPSU} modifiers in August 2014 to be used in specific instances
MAY 27, 2015
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Q: I have a question regarding a National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit. I repo
MARCH 4, 2015
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Recovery Auditors have found that modifier misuse is resulting in underpayments to provide
MAY 28, 2014
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A new CPT® code for arthrodesis, a joint fusion technique to relieve pain,
Q: Should modifiers for laterality be used for CPT® code 31624 (bronchos
JUNE 24, 2015
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Providers often struggle with modifiers--even those they've had available to report for many year
DECEMBER 9, 2015
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  Despite no code changes in several years, injection and infusion coding remains
DECEMBER 10, 2014
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Q: Is it appropriate to bill CPT® code 76942 (ultrasonic guidance for ne
Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Thursday, November 13, to review the big changes coming for modifier
Big changes are coming for modifier -59 (distinct procedural services) in 2015. The most u
OCTOBER 29, 2014
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Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Thursday, November 13, to review the big changes coming for modifier
Using new combination codes for myelography with injection Q: A phys
Become a pro at assigning, verifying, and auditing E/M codes The
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
  Are you billing Occurrence Code 22 correctly?
OCTOBER 12, 2018
Adding modifiers to CPT® codes can bypass NCCI edits for Medicare payments,
JUNE 25, 2014
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Some providers face a fee schedule cut of 50% for E/M services billed with modifier 25
SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
  CMS is hosting a live webcast for SNFs: How review and correct reports fit into quality repor
Adding modifiers to CPT® codes can bypass NCCI edits for Medicare payments,
  Q: We are looking at hardcoding modifier -59 (distinct procedural service) to
Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
  Confused? G-Coding in a SNF: Functional Therapy
OCTOBER 21, 2016
Q: We are coding for pain management procedures and have been doing dual coding in ICD-9-CM an
JULY 9, 2014
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Q: Our radiology department is requesting that we add a new modifier to their charge descrip
AUGUST 5, 2015
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One of the challenging aspects of coding arthroplasties is determining whether the procedu
AUGUST 20, 2014
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Q: Is it correct to append modifier -52 (reduced services) to a procedure code when the
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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  Q: Our business office wants us to start using modifier -PO (services, proced
CMS proposed a new HCPCS modifier be appended to every code for a service furnished in a h
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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To clarify and correct existing instructions On September 19, CMS relea
CMS offered some clarity on what it considers to be a family of codes in ICD-10-CM.
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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CMS hopes to gain a better understanding of when and why providers use modifier -59 (disti
Q: I have been told by our billers that infusion codes reported in the ED along with an
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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What is the correct CPT® code for tenotomy of multiple tendons in the shoulder thr
OCTOBER 14, 2015
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With drug administration services, providers likely find themselves prompted to use modifi
Join JustCoding at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Thursday, May 8, for the live 90-minute w
APRIL 30, 2014
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MARCH 4, 2015
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FEBRUARY 25, 2015
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As part of the April quarterly OPPS update, CMS added two new modifiers valid April 1:
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
JUNE 18, 2012
Modifier Q&A in HIM Samp
APRIL 30, 2014
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  Q: I have been told by our billers that infusion codes reported in the ED
APRIL 15, 2015
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Which modifiers are you appending to procedures that were previously reported with modifier -59?
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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Modifier –L1 Q&A in
JULY 23, 2014
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  When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes Oct
MAY 14, 2014
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To clarify and correct existing instructions   On Sept
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Q. When using the newly covered non-face-to-face prolonged service codes (99358, 99359), can you
  CMS added one modifier for 2015, but will not require its use until January 1, 2
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for pneumonia due to E. coli?  
JUNE 10, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for hepatic sclerosis? A) K74.0 B) K74.1
AUGUST 5, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a cracked tooth?   A) 5
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for hepatoblastoma?   A) C22.0
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for Briquet’s disorder? A) F45.0 B
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for donovanosis? A) A51.1 B) A55
DECEMBER 9, 2015
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Providers need to be aware of new modifiers added by CMS in the
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
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ICD-10 implementation and coding present plenty of challenges, especially when it comes to ICD-10
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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  Crossword puzzle in coding-sample-policies-and
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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Co
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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ICD-10-CM case study in coding-sample-policies-and-forms
MAY 27, 2015
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ICD-10-CM training tool in coding-sample-policies-and-fo
JUNE 10, 2015
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Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
JANUARY 1, 2015
by Megan Batty Code the fact that a patient was diagnosed as morbidly obese with
Starting Oct. 1, you’ll be able to select a specific ICD-10-CM code when a patient is in re
AUGUST 6, 2014
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  Q: What happened to modifier –JF (compounded drug)? CMS added it in Apr
Modifier case studies in Special
MAY 28, 2014
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Anemia case examples in coding-sample-policies-and-forms
JUNE 24, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for serous labyrinthitis? a. 386.31
OCTOBER 22, 2014
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Q: Our business office wants us to start using modifier -PO (services, procedures, and/or
OCTOBER 14, 2015
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  Codes for common procedures of the skin, such as excisions, wound closures, and
APRIL 15, 2015
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Q: We are seeing an increase in the number of edits we are receiving for modifier -25 (
A coding manager must be an effective team leader, efficiently balancing multiple responsi
AUGUST 20, 2014
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 The growth in the number of codes from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM can largely be explained by th
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
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CMS’ grace period for reporting families of ICD-10-CM codes is coming to a close. Physician
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
  Hospitals have long struggled under complicated guidelines for coding injection
JANUARY 7, 2015
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  A coding manager must be an effective team leader, efficiently balancing multipl
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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  KX modifier amounts announced for CY19
DECEMBER 7, 2018
  This article is part two in a series on coding common dermatology conditions
MAY 28, 2014
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Q: When I started as a CDI specialist, I learned that when a complication code, such as 99
DECEMBER 3, 2014
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 What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for alveolar mandibular hypoplasia? a.
MAY 21, 2014
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  What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for nonpyogenic meningitis? a. &n
AUGUST 27, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for excision of malignant melanoma from the skin of the right
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
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Codes for heart failure are located in ICD-10-CM category I50. Coders should note the list
MARCH 25, 2015
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Q: Would NA (not applicable) be the correct response to M0110 and M2200 for MA p
Would you be willing to pay an additional cost for a code lookup tool as part of your JustCoding
JUNE 3, 2015
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Would you be willing to pay an additional cost for a code lookup tool as part of your JustCoding
JUNE 10, 2015
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The Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrReleaseSpecs.html
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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Take an in-depth look at coding, documentation, and querying for acute kidney injury (AKI). Durin
APRIL 8, 2015
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Take an in-depth look at coding, documentation, and querying for acute kidney injury (AKI). Durin
MARCH 25, 2015
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CMS designates certain procedures as inpatient-only, but identifies them using CPT codes (
MAY 7, 2014
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Over-identifying sepsis and failing to code sepsis when it is present are just two of the proble
In the physician office setting, coders are likely familiar with the concept of coding for
A change CMS made Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrRel
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for osteonecrosis due to previous trauma of the left radius?
AUGUST 12, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for hypogalactia?   a. O92
OCTOBER 7, 2015
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  What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for Legionnaires’ disease?
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for a right shoulder tendon Excision using an open approach?
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for Transfusion of autologous bone marrow into a peripheral
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for sodoku?   a. A25.0
DECEMBER 2, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for an aneurysm of the iliac artery? a. I72.0
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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Directions: Fill in the blank with the correct answer, or circle the correct answer.  
What is the correct CPT® code for ligation of a femoral vein? A
APRIL 2, 2014
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  What is the correct CPT® code for open treatment of lunate disloc
MARCH 19, 2014
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What is the correct CPT® code for closed treatment of a clavicular fracture
APRIL 30, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for wasting syndrome? A) R61 B)
MAY 14, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for aphasia? A) R47.01 B) R47.02 C)
JULY 9, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for motion sickness?   A) 9
AUGUST 20, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for Pasteurellosis?   A) 02
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a left bundle branch hemiblock? a. 426.11 b
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for an infected blister on the chest wall? a. 910.3
MARCH 11, 2015
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Managers should not assume that they can review every guideline, every item in Coding Clinic,
CMS recently added HCPCS code C2644 (brachytherapy source, cesium-131 chloride solution, p
The Recovery Audit Program’s mission is to identify and correct Medicare improper pay-ments
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
By Megan Batty It’s not necessary to assign additional codes for s
Surveyors will scrutinize dementia care and Minimum Data Set coding in an upcoming pilot p
APRIL 25, 2014
Q: When coding excision of a breast mass with needle localization using stereotactic gu
MARCH 19, 2014
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These codes play no part in supply reporting or payment. An agency reports supplies; it does not
Myth 1: ICD-10 includes too many codes  
  Q: We are receiving denials for many of the new CPT® codes in
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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JUNE 17, 2015
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JUNE 24, 2015
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When CMS introduced the -X{EPSU} modifiers in August 2014 to be used in specific instances
Q: We're wondering about how to use CPT® code 73225 (magnetic resonance
AUGUST 20, 2014
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Coding for sepsis requires a strong knowledge of ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, as well as complete
DECEMBER 17, 2014
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ICD-10-PCS coding is different than anything inpatients coders have done in the past. The root op
OCTOBER 22, 2014
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Q: When coding a drop in hematocrit (790.01, precipitous drop in hematocrit), does it need to
MARCH 25, 2015
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Congratulations to this week’s winner, Felicia A. Gaffney, BA, RHIT, coding analyst at Ault
JULY 29, 2015
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Q: When I started as a coder, I learned that the complication code, such as from ICD-9-
JUNE 3, 2015
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ICD-10-CM will still allow coders to report unspecified codes. However, coders will not ha
JUNE 17, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-PCS root operation for circumcision?   a. Excision 
APRIL 8, 2015
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OCTOBER 29, 2014
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CMS has offered some clarity on what it considers to be a “family of codes” in ICD-10
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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Orthopedic coding, for both CPT procedure and diagnosis codes, remains challenging due to
JUNE 24, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for partial retinal artery occlusion of the right eye?
APRIL 9, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for partial retinal artery occlusion of the right eye?
APRIL 23, 2014
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 What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for alveolar mandibular hypoplasia?
MAY 7, 2014
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 What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for a dissociative stupor?  
JUNE 4, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for osseous obstruction of the Eustachian tube?
JUNE 11, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for osseous obstruction of the Eustachian tube?
JUNE 25, 2014
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  What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for osseous obstruction of the Eustachian tube
MAY 28, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for microstomia? a.     
JULY 16, 2014
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Congratulations to Kimberely Kay Graham, CPC, CPC-H, coding specialist II at West Virigina
JULY 30, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for nonpyogenic meningitis? a.   
AUGUST 13, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for Fox-Fordyce disease?  
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for cellulitis of the pectoral region? a. &n
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for serous labyrinthitis?  
OCTOBER 8, 2014
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  What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for thoracic spondylosis without myelopathy?
JULY 23, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for trigeminal neuralgia?  
APRIL 15, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for constitutional gigantism?  
MARCH 18, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for renal diabetes?   A) 27
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for excision of malignant melanoma from the skin of the right
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for complete edentulism, class I?  
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for juvenile osteocondrosis of the os tibiale externum?
MAY 6, 2015
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What is the correct CPT® code for reporting a biopsy of a lacrimal sac?
MAY 27, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a malignant neoplasm of the cartilage of the nose?  
JUNE 3, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for West Nile fever with encephalitis?  
JUNE 24, 2015
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  What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for bilateral vitreous degeneration?
JULY 22, 2015
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In the Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/Downloads/FinalSumof
Editor’s note: “Coding corner” is a monthly column written by Joan L.
by: Megan Batty A total of 473 code changes will take effect on Oct. 1, includin
Have you started dual coding for ICD-9 and ICD-10? Two facilities shared their experiences during
Back by popular demand, bring your entire team for our rebroadcast of ICD-10-PCS: Coding,
Editor’s note: “Coding corner” is a monthly column written by Joan L. Usher
MARCH 26, 2014
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JUNE 17, 2015
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On average, how many charts do you code in one day? Fewer than 15
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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Without Congressional action earlier this year, U.S. coders would now be using ICD-10-CM codes to
OCTOBER 8, 2014
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Directions: Fill in the correct answer or circle the correct answer 1. Nam
By Steven Andrews   The latest guidance from CMS on modifier
Measure a wound from inside edge to inside edge to correctly document wound size, and ensure that
Q: I am never sure of correct sequencing when the admission is for flu, pne
by Megan Batty Assign a code for a patient’s body mass index (BMI) only wh
JUNE 18, 2014
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Medicare and other payers hold physicians responsible for correct billing and medical documentati
Continuation of systematic validation of payment group codes for PPS based on patient assessme
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
  The musculoskeletal system saw the largest increase in the number of new codes i
MAY 21, 2014
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On November 5, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released corrections
NOVEMBER 15, 2013
When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes October 1, 20
HCPCS codes subject to and excluded from CLIA edits  On January 30
by Megan Batty Code only the breast neoplasm, such as C50.512 (malignant neoplasm
Coders will find 50 new codes in ICD-10-PCS for 2016, according to
JUNE 17, 2015
JUSTCODING
ICD-10-PCS coding is different than anything inpatients coders have done in the past. The root op
AUGUST 12, 2015
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Continuation of systematic validation of payment group codes for PPS based on patient a
Q&A Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics
OCTOBER 1, 2014
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
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Code the patient’s injury — such as a frac-ture, a laceration or a burn — and
2015 annual update of HCPCS codes for SNF consolidated billing (CB) update
2015 annual update of HCPCS codes for SNF consolidated billing (CB) update
by Megan Herr Industry experts believe the use of outsourced coding will grow as
Q: Now that October has arrived, has CMS made any corrections to the information effect
Establishing the correct primary and secondary diagnoses is crucial to accurate reimbursement and
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
JULY 12, 2012
Q: I have been told to use the general surgery CPT® codes in the 20000 series for r
APRIL 30, 2014
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Q: If IV fluid such as sodium chloride is given in the ED, should the revenue code be 250 (p
Take your coding skills to the next level with the latest training solution from HCPro! Co
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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  Take your coding skills to the next level with the latest training solution from
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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The latest guidance from CMS on modifier -59 (distinct procedural service)
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
800x600 What is the correct ICD-9-CM c
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
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Conducting pre-billing audits can be challenging, but when done correctly, it can save organizati
If a code is incorrectly assigned or a claim is rejected, HIM and
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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Q: I am having trouble with ICD-10-PCS coding for a perineal laceration repair. Some so
OCTOBER 7, 2015
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The Joint Commission has revised its Life Safety standards LS.04.01.20 through LS.04.02.50 for it
DECEMBER 5, 2017
Editor’s note: “Coding corner” is a monthly column written by Joan
  While bundling of CPT® codes has made reporting for endovascular
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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Change in July 2015 update of quarterly HCPCS drug/biological code  
MARCH 4, 2015
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A guide developed by Michigan researchers provides color-coded charts to help healthcare professi
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
Correct coding is important to physician practices. The ICD-10-CM diagnoses and the CPT procedure
CMS finalized a number of coding and MS-DRG changes as part of the fiscal year 2016 IPPS final ru
AUGUST 12, 2015
JUSTCODING
Modify the Triage by Resource Allocation for IN-patient (TRAIN) matrix to suit your facility&rsqu
JANUARY 1, 2019
Modify the Triage by Resource Allocation for IN-patient (TRAIN) matrix to suit your facil
JANUARY 1, 2019
Hospital-owned urgent care centers are subject to modifier -PO (services, procedures and/or surge
Q: We’ve heard that ICD-10-CM does not include a diagnosis code to show that a laparosco
DECEMBER 3, 2014
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Editor's note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders nee
OCTOBER 29, 2014
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Providers often struggle with modifiers—even those they've had available to report for ma
DECEMBER 2, 2015
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by Josh Poltilove and Megan Batty If you’re commonly assigning codes N39.0
  Lawmakers estimate CMS mandate will cost providers $50,000 annually, letters submitted to del
OCTOBER 20, 2017
  Lawmakers estimate CMS mandate will cost providers $50,000 annually, letters submitted to del
OCTOBER 27, 2017
CMS identified no major problems and a minimal error rate due to invalid coding during its
MARCH 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, code
AUGUST 20, 2014
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A few days after JustCoding conducted
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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The Cooperating Parties added a 17th section to the Coding/I
JULY 29, 2015
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An Coding/ICD10/Downloads/ICD10NextStepsInfographic201603
MARCH 18, 2015
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Coders can breathe easy, because the codes for reporting diseases of the respiratory system (J00-
MARCH 19, 2014
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By Steven Andrews Despite few recent code or rule changes in recent years, coders and H
We all know that ICD-10 codes will require more complete documentation. We’ve been t
Q: We use a lot of skin substitutes. Where do we find a list of the new HCPCS code
Coding tells a patient's story, based on the narrative the physician provides in his or her docum
APRIL 2, 2014
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According to CMS’ final rule, 35 OASIS items would be deleted or modified for 2019. NAHC be
AUGUST 20, 2014
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FEBRUARY 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
Editor's note: This is second part in a series covering changes to coding for neurologi
MAY 27, 2015
JUSTCODING
Of all the Recovery Auditor denials, hospitals reported appealing about 50% with more than a 50%
  The Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program Review and Correct reports are availab
  CMS publishes corrections to RUG-IV federal per diem rates & MDS item in SNF PPS final rule
OCTOBER 5, 2018
  ICD-10-CM updates pregnancy codes to
JUNE 10, 2015
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By Laura Legg, RHIT, CCS   Striving for the correct DRG assig
JULY 16, 2014
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In the rush to complete ICD-10 coding education, documentation improvement, and system updates, H
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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As Medicare and Medicaid celebrate their 50th anniversary protecting the health and well-b
AUGUST 7, 2015
MARCH 9, 2017
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
Insurer-provider discord mounts over new HIPPS code requirement
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
The value modifier (VM) is Medicare’s physician pay-for-performance program that rewards or
  The number of codes in ICD-10-CM can be overwhelming. ICD-9-CM contains just 32
APRIL 2, 2014
JUSTCODING
  Reporting laboratory tests with 2015's new CPT codes Q:
This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Amendments to the Social Se
CMS rescinds and replaces Transmittal 166 for technical correction On M
Which city's airport is identified with the code PIE?   a. Pi
Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, code
AUGUST 6, 2014
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DECEMBER 3, 2014
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CMS releases October 2015 quarterly update of HCPCS drug/biological code changes
Use of Modifiers -KK, -KG, -KU, and- KW under the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetic
Use of Modifiers KK, KG, KU, and KW under the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, O
APRIL 22, 2015
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Sixty-eight percent of residents have more than $50,000 in medical school debt, according to surv
JULY 29, 2016
Correction notice to IPPS final rule On March 18, CMS and HHS issued a
APRIL 9, 2014
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FEBRUARY 25, 2015
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ICD-10-PCS codes consist of seven characters, each of which identifies a unique, specific piece o
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
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At least % of your fire drills should be unannounced. Answer: 50% Staff Cha
OCTOBER 7, 2014
  SNF diagnosis coding and payment
  473 changes: Cracking the code
OCTOBER 19, 2018
Editor's note: This is second part in a series covering changes to coding for gastroint
AUGUST 5, 2015
JUSTCODING
DECEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
  The sixth character of every ICD-10-PCS code denotes a device. That doesn’
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
JUSTCODING
Only about half of nursing facilities correctly reported abuse or neglect allegations in 2012, in
AUGUST 21, 2014
Modifying the Daily Common Working File (CWF) to Medicare Beneficiary Database (MBD) Fi
Correction made to Provider Reimbursement Manual   On October 24,
Phase III ERA EFT: CORE 360 Uniform Use of Claim Adjustment Reason Codes (CARC) and Remittance
On March 8, CMS posted a document in the Federal Register correcting technical and typog
by Megan Herr When coding for diabetes with an associated manifestation, check f
Coding ultrasound procedures in coding-sample-policies-and-form
JULY 22, 2015
JUSTCODING
  ICD-10 Compliance: Converting to a new diagnosis coding system
  ICD-10 Compliance: Converting to a new diagnosis coding system
  How SNF diagnosis coding differs from other healthcare settings
AUGUST 28, 2015
JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHI
  Ongoing auditing for valid ICD-10 codes
DECEMBER 18, 2015
  International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 Code Updates
DECEMBER 14, 2016
CPT has granted coders a new code, 58674 (laparoscopy, surgical, ablation of uterine fibroid(s),
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
  Part B Therapy Billing: Functional reporting and G-codes webcast
OCTOBER 13, 2017
  Are you up to speed on the new evaluation and reevaluation codes?
FEBRUARY 9, 2018
  ICD-10 FY2019 procedure codes and other CMS updates
  What should your policy for coding compliance and ethics include?
  New Medicare cards: What's that square code?
  HCPCS codes used for SNF consolidated billing updated
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