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JustCoding News: Outpatient, September 23, 2009

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Three new clinical terms in the Clinical Conditions Dictionary section:

  • Coxsackie virus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sirenomelia sequence

Continuing education credits: To receive a 0.5 CE credit, take the quiz after reading the following articles:

  • Identify new intraocular lenses for which ASCs can bill patients directly
  • Examine codes for complex OB/GYN procedures
  • CMS clarifies outpatient observation services
  • Healthcare News: CMS proposes new payment system for dialysis facilities
  • Q&A: Report proper point of service code with CPT code 37201

Important Editor’s Note: As of September 9, 2009, you will receive an issue of JustCoding News: Outpatient every other week. Please add our address to your e-mail address book to ensure you receive your e-Newsletter issues. Also note that due to a change in the American Academy of Professional Coders’ (AAPC) CE policies, paid and Platinum members will have an opportunity to earn a 0.5 continuing education credit per week from the AAPC by taking a 5-question quiz that is based on multiple articles from each week’s issue of JustCoding News. To receive your CE credit, paid and Platinum members must read articles in the bimonthly e-newsletters JustCoding News: Inpatient and JustCoding News: Outpatient, take the accompanying quiz that is common to all applicable articles for that week, and get all 5 answers correct. Access’s CE Credits Web page to learn more about earning CE credits.

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