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Providers may want to review claims containing HCPCS code C2623 (catheter, transluminal an
CMS recently reversed long-standing policy for billing inpatient-only procedures, providing hospi
  ICD-10 FY2019 procedure codes and other CMS updates
As of April 1, CMS will allow inpatient-only procedures to be included on inpatient claims simila
Adding modifiers to CPT® codes can bypass NCCI edits for Medicare payments,
JUNE 25, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features CPT® codes fo
AUGUST 5, 2015
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CMS designates certain procedures as inpatient-only, but identifies them using CPT® co
MAY 21, 2014
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CMS designates certain procedures as inpatient-only, but identifies them using CPT codes (
MAY 7, 2014
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Coding ultrasound procedures in coding-sample-policies-and-form
JULY 22, 2015
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Interventional radiology is a perpetually challenging area of coding. In this 90-minute we
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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The Florida Second District Court of Appeal has reversed a lower court finding in the case of
CPT has granted coders a new code, 58674 (laparoscopy, surgical, ablation of uterine fibroid(s),
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
CMS designates a certain set of procedures as inpatient-only, meaning it will only reimburse faci
Many of the code changes in the 2014 CPT® Manual Radiology section f
By Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS The American Hospital Association wrapped up its Coding Cli
APRIL 8, 2015
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Outpatient coding and billing errors led to more than half of all automated denials by Recovery
Coders will find 50 new codes in ICD-10-PCS for 2016, according to
JUNE 17, 2015
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Starting Oct. 1, you’ll be able to select a specific ICD-10-CM code when a patient is in re
Q: Could you please explain unrelated surgical procedure DRGs? Also can you explain h
Q: My physicians perform procedures in the office such as angioplasties, catheter inser
AUGUST 6, 2014
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ICD-10-PCS is a brand-new coding system which will require coders to look for information they ha
MARCH 26, 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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Ensure accurate and efficient ICD-10, HCPCS Level II and CPT coding in one fell swoop with the
Q: Are there any new HCPCs codes for procedures beginning October 1? &n
  Hospitals have long struggled under complicated guidelines for coding injection
JANUARY 7, 2015
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A new CPT® code for arthrodesis, a joint fusion technique to relieve pain,
A: CMS is not going to resurrect or reinstate the device-to-procedure edits for all
Correct coding is important to physician practices. The ICD-10-CM diagnoses and the CPT procedure
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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By Steven Andrews Outpatient coding and billing errors lead to more than half of all au
CMS implemented two new CPT® Category III codes originally introduced by th
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
by: Megan Batty A total of 473 code changes will take effect on Oct. 1, includin
The ICD-10-PCS guidelines for reporting multiple procedures could trip up inpatient coders becaus
MAY 6, 2015
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AUGUST 5, 2015
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OCTOBER 14, 2015
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by Megan Batty Starting Oct. 1, coding guidelines will no longer allow for a con
In the physician office setting, coders are likely familiar with the concept of coding for
Federal regulators are reversing course and will resume publicly releasing data on hospital mist
A patient presents for an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), a diagnostic procedure that allows th
OCTOBER 22, 2014
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by: Megan Batty Use Y84.2 (Radiological procedure and radiotherapy as the cause
The 2015 CPT® Manual includes changes to the Digestive section to align codes for
This webcast is a companion program to the March cardiovascular diagnosis coding program,
Q: Can a claim that is edited for a noncovered procedure be appealed?
These codes play no part in supply reporting or payment. An agency reports supplies; it does not
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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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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Myth 1: ICD-10 includes too many codes  
  When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes Oct
MAY 14, 2014
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Q: An auditor recently told us to code two CPT® codes for a breast biopsy with plac
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CMS designates a certain set of procedures as inpatient-only, meaning it will only reimburse faci
OCTOBER 8, 2014
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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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  Hospitals and physicians will still continue to report CPT® codes f
Q: In terms of coding blood transfusions, does the documentation of which intravenous (IV) s
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
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by: Megan Batty Home health coders could have 435 ICD-10-CM code changes to deal
How is your organization using dual coding as a training tool for ICD-10? Code
MAY 27, 2015
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Q: When coding excision of a breast mass with needle localization using stereotactic gu
MARCH 19, 2014
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A: Certain radiopharmaceuticals can only be reported with specific PET scan procedure
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
JUNE 18, 2012
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is a minimally invasive procedure to open u
MARCH 25, 2015
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Q: I have a question regarding a National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit. I report
A patient undergoes a hysterectomy and experiences post-procedural bleeding. The surgeon cauteriz
The CDI department should have its own set of policies and procedures to govern its functions.
APRIL 2, 2014
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APRIL 30, 2014
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MAY 28, 2014
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SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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MARCH 4, 2015
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Is your organization planning to code outpatient procedures using ICD-10-PCS as well as CPT®
MAY 6, 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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The Cooperating Parties added a 17th section to the Coding/I
JULY 29, 2015
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When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes October 1, 20
ICD-10-CM includes 68,000 codes and ICD-10-PCS features 71,924 code choices. Scary numbers, right
CMS finalized a number of coding and MS-DRG changes as part of the fiscal year 2016 IPPS final ru
AUGUST 12, 2015
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Code this as a complication of the joint replacement surgery with M96.840 (Postprocedural hematom
Outpatient procedures will still be coded using CPT®/HCPCS—the HIPAA-
The biggest change to the healthcare coding industry is coming in October, 2013, and HCPro, Inc.,
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
Q: We have been reporting skin substitutes with the appropriate procedure codes (either
Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, code
JUNE 25, 2014
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  A: These two new HCPCS codes for procedures became payable unde
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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A change CMS made Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrRel
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures are not the only ones coders will report using the
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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After a five-year code freeze, the ICD-10 classification system will be back on a regular cycle f
ICD-10-PCS will completely change the way coders report inpatient procedures. With just over a mo
AUGUST 26, 2015
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In ICD-10-PCS, coders will report root operation Drainage when the intent of a procedure is to ta
AUGUST 12, 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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Q: We have started receiving an edit for our pain management procedures reported with C
Q: Do we have to put the ICD-10-CM Z3A.- weeks of gestation codes on every single encount
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
ImproperICD-9-CM code assignment led to incorrect grouping of claims to MS-DRG 857 (postop
JULY 30, 2014
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Adding modifiers to CPT® codes can bypass NCCI edits for Medicare payments,
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
JULY 12, 2012
Q: Should modifiers for laterality be used for CPT® code 31624 (bronchos
JUNE 24, 2015
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JustCoding's Drug Administration Capture and Audit Tool provides multiple critical tools for nur
OCTOBER 23, 2019
  A sample procedure in our coding-sample-polic
APRIL 23, 2014
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Back by popular demand, bring your entire team for our rebroadcast of ICD-10-PCS: Coding,
CMS removed two add-on procedure codes from the inpatient-only list in the 2015 OPPS final
Continue to code a pressure ulcer treated with a skin graft as a pressure ulcer that’s unst
by Megan Batty Assign a code for a patient’s body mass index (BMI) only wh
APRIL 9, 2014
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  Spinal fusion is a procedure to join, or fuse, two or more vertebrae. The surgeo
AUGUST 27, 2014
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  Codes for common procedures of the skin, such as excisions, wound closures, and
APRIL 15, 2015
JUSTCODING
HCPro, a division of BLR, announced it has entered into a partnership with Coding Strategies, Inc
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
DECEMBER 3, 2014
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CMS released the Coding/ICD10/2015-ICD-10-PCS-and-GEMs.html"
Q: I am having trouble with ICD-10-PCS coding for a perineal laceration repair. Some so
OCTOBER 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
Editor's note: This is second part in a series covering changes to coding for neurologi
MAY 27, 2015
JUSTCODING
The Joint Commission has reversed its position on the use of text messaging to send patient care
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
For 2015, CMS identified 219 HCPCS/CPT codes as good candidates for comprehensive APCs (C-
Code the patient’s injury — such as a frac-ture, a laceration or a burn — and
While many of the code changes in the 2014 CPT® Manual surgical sect
Q: I read that CPT® code 20680 (removal of implant; deep, e.g., buried w
MAY 28, 2014
JUSTCODING
ICD-10-PCS coding is different than anything inpatients coders have done in the past. The root op
AUGUST 12, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: When I try to code ileostomy take down of the small bowel resection and end-to-end anastomos
The use of modifiers -59 (distinct procedural service) and -91 (repeat clinical diagnostic labora
OCTOBER 14, 2015
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Using new combination codes for myelography with injection Q: A phys
CMS identified no major problems and a minimal error rate due to invalid coding during its
MARCH 4, 2015
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“Because no single intervention is likely to reverse the July effect, a multipronged appro
JULY 29, 2016
Q: We're wondering about how to use CPT® code 73225 (magnetic resonance
AUGUST 20, 2014
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NCCI guidelines for Part B Billing New coding requirements r
Most coding professionals have heard modifier -59 (distinct procedural service) referred t
Q: Is it correct to append modifier -52 (reduced services) to a procedure code when the
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
A few days after JustCoding conducted
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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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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  Procedures for handling cash funds
MARCH 11, 2016
To accurately interpret and code physician documentation, the HIM department should employ
JUNE 4, 2014
JUSTCODING
Two new codes were added to the Multianalyte Assays with Algorithmic Analysis (MAAA) secti
  Why are physician queries so critical to accurate documentation and coding? The an
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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I am searching for clear, legitimate, documented guidance regarding coding for a verbal o
CMS has reversed its stance requiring Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to apply Medicare fee-for-ser
ICD-10 implementation and coding present plenty of challenges, especially when it comes to ICD-10
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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Coding tells a patient's story, based on the narrative the physician provides in his or her docum
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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  Reporting laboratory tests with 2015's new CPT codes Q:
Q: Would it be appropriate to report CPT® code 75984 (change of percutan
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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Procedures are detailed descriptions of the tasks required to implement and maintain agency polic
The Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrReleaseSpecs.html
FEBRUARY 18, 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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  The sixth character of every ICD-10-PCS code denotes a device. That doesn’
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
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  While bundling of CPT® codes has made reporting for endovascular
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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We’re still living under a code freeze as we (eagerly) await ICD-10 implementation. However
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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The team at JustCoding is proud to announce a revamped and redesigned website launching soon. T
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
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JULY 15, 2015
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Q: Did CMS increase packaging for surgical procedures in 2014? Our surger
Do you use computer-assisted coding software at your facility? Yes
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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Do you use computer-assisted coding software at your facility? Yes
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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CMS changed the status indicator for CPT code 99497 (advance care planning including the explanat
Federal regulators are reversing course and will resume publicly releasing data on hospital mista
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
OCTOBER 8, 2014
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JULY 23, 2014
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Big changes are coming for modifier -59 (distinct procedural services) in 2015. The most u
OCTOBER 29, 2014
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Many facilities worry about the affect the new code set will have
  Q: I have been told by our billers that infusion codes reported in the ED
Q: We use a lot of skin substitutes. Where do we find a list of the new HCPCS code
DECEMBER 3, 2014
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Coders may find assigning codes for sepsis somewhat easier in ICD-
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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MARCH 11, 2015
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MARCH 4, 2015
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FEBRUARY 25, 2015
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Q&A Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics
OCTOBER 1, 2014
Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
JANUARY 1, 2015
OCTOBER 22, 2014
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Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
  Q: We are looking at hardcoding modifier -59 (distinct procedural service) to
Which modifiers are you appending to procedures that were previously reported with modifier -59?
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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Improperly reprocessed gastrointestinal scopes, subpar disinfection procedures, cybersecurity thr
Improperly reprocessed gastrointestinal scopes, subpar disinfection procedures, cybersecurity thr
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
  SNF diagnosis coding and payment
  473 changes: Cracking the code
OCTOBER 19, 2018
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
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ICD-10 coding: What to expect On July 31, HHS issued a rule
OCTOBER 1, 2014
In a recent interview, Sue Bowman, AHIMA senior director of coding policy and compliance, and R
SEPTEMBER 3, 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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  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
  Confused? G-Coding in a SNF: Functional Therapy
OCTOBER 21, 2016
  International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 Code Updates
DECEMBER 14, 2016
  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
  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
  Are you billing Occurrence Code 22 correctly?
OCTOBER 12, 2018
  New HCPCS code, Q5110, effective October 1, 2018
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
Include diagnosis codes on the HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS) 270/271 Tran
For the sixth year in a row, CMS and the AMA made no changes to CPT® coding or bil
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
APRIL 2, 2014
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CMS releases October 2015 quarterly update of HCPCS drug/biological code changes
  The musculoskeletal system saw the largest increase in the number of new codes i
MAY 21, 2014
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Q: When I started as a CDI specialist, I learned that when a complication code, such as 99
JustCoding News: Inpatient will be off next week for the July 4 holiday, but we'll be back
JUNE 24, 2015
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APRIL 15, 2015
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A coding manager must be an effective team leader, efficiently balancing multiple responsi
AUGUST 20, 2014
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ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS are currently under a code freeze as the industry prepares for ICD-10
MAY 6, 2015
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Editor's note: This is second part in a series covering changes to coding for gastroint
AUGUST 5, 2015
JUSTCODING
Aftercare, or Z codes, should not be used for conditions found in Chapter 19 of the ICD
Aftercare, or Z codes, should not be used for conditions found in Chapter 19 of the ICD-10-CM
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
Powered by HCPro’s coding experts, Coding Membership gives your staff full access to our in
CMS’ grace period for reporting families of ICD-10-CM codes is coming to a close. Physician
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
I am coming across a few scenarios that have been tricky to code regarding spinal fusions
  The term “fetal distress” can be very misleading when coding for pre
MARCH 4, 2015
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HCPro is conducting research on training needs related to billing for bedside procedures. Please
HCPro is conducting research on training needs related to billing for bedside procedures. Please
  A coding manager must be an effective team leader, efficiently balancing multipl
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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Documentation example in coding-sample-policies-and-form
MARCH 4, 2015
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JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHIA, CCS,
JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHI
Coding for sepsis requires a strong knowledge of ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, as well as complete
DECEMBER 17, 2014
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JustCoding.com is looking for coders, coding managers, and HIM directors to participate in
  JustCoding.com is looking for coders, coding managers, and HIM directors to part
  Q: We are receiving denials for many of the new CPT® codes in
All of your coding education in one place! Powered by HCPro’s coding experts, Codin
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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HCPCS codes subject to and excluded from CLIA edits  On January 30
Despite there being a number of methods to correctly identify patients, wrong-patient procedures
OCTOBER 1, 2018
Join JustCoding at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday, June 18, for the live 90-minute webcast,
MAY 14, 2014
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Join JustCoding at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday, June 18, for the live 90-minut
MAY 28, 2014
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Sample operative reports in coding-sample-policies-and-form
JUNE 11, 2014
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Join JustCoding at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday, June 18, for the live 90-minute webcast,
JUNE 11, 2014
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Have you started dual coding for ICD-9 and ICD-10? Two facilities shared their experiences during
  Crossword puzzle in coding-sample-policies-and
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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Co
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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JustCoding’s Clinical Conditions Encyclopedia is the perfect reso
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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Complete Online Resource and Educ
DECEMBER 17, 2014
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Over-identifying sepsis and failing to code sepsis when it is present are just two of the proble
ICD-10-CM training quiz in coding-sample-policies-and-fo
MARCH 18, 2015
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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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JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHI
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new "G" codes that
JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit is the essential resource for every ph
  Combing patient records for additional diagnosis codes reaps massive returns for Medicare Adv
SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
  CMS final rule makes changes to how physicians are paid, delays E/M coding reform
NOVEMBER 2, 2018
What is the correct CPT® code for tenotomy of multiple tendons in the shoulder thr
OCTOBER 14, 2015
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Continuation of systematic validation of payment group codes for PPS based on patient assessme
Continuation of systematic validation of payment group codes for PPS based on patient a
To report an unspecified code or to query, that is the question. And like so many coding question
Coding Clinic's Fourth Quarter 2013 issue focuses considerable attention on ICD-10-
There will be no issue of JustCoding News: Outpatient published the week of October 15. The next
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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JustCoding News: Outpatient will not publish next week. JustCoding News: Inpatient will publish a
MARCH 25, 2015
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Q: I have a question about reporting drug tests to CMS for CPT® codes th
Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-9-CM codes for poisoning
JULY 29, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-9-CM codes for other dis
AUGUST 12, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for
OCTOBER 7, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for diseases
OCTOBER 14, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for malign
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for disord
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
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ICD-10-CM simplifies coding for sepsis provided the physician completely and accurately documents
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for spondy
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for dise
DECEMBER 2, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for intest
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for benign
DECEMBER 9, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for genera
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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MARBLEHEAD, Mass.--HCPro, Inc. has furthered expanded into the medical coding, reimbursement, com
JUNE 15, 2006
The new AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS cleared up some confusion regarding
For HIPAA covered entities (CE) that maintain poor policies and procedures related to HIPAA compl
FEBRUARY 8, 2019
By Megan Batty It’s not necessary to assign additional codes for s
Code claims accurately, prevent denials and secure every reimbursement dollar earned with the
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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JustCoding.com is looking for coders to participate in a focus group to help us determine
MAY 28, 2014
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JustCoding.com is looking for coders to participate in a focus group to help us determine
JUNE 4, 2014
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  A new query in our coding-sample-policies-
MARCH 25, 2015
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Unfotunately we do not have answers to this yet. There are instances where coding guidance tells
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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Taxonomy codes play a very important role in medical billing and credentialing for providers or
You’ll soon have 71 new codes to capture varying severities of non-pressure chronic ulcers
APRIL 30, 2014
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Sample case studies in coding-sample-policies-and-forms"
AUGUST 6, 2014
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FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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Anemia case examples in coding-sample-policies-and-forms
JUNE 24, 2015
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CMS approved a new specialty designation code that will help the agency distinguish between diffe
DECEMBER 13, 2016
In addition to extensive drug testing code changes in the CPT® Manual
When coders run into a tough coding question, they often look for guidance in the AHA’s
Are you currently dual coding to prepare for ICD-10 implementation? Or are you double coding? D
Managers should not assume that they can review every guideline, every item in Coding Clinic,
First and foremost, a policy and a procedure are two entirely different animals. A policy is defi
Placeholders are a new concept in ­ICD-10-CM. ICD-10-CM codes can be up to seven characters i
  Join us at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, to learn about the important CPT code c
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 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the lists of HCPCS codes that
Editor’s note: “Coding corner” is a monthly column written by Joan L.
by Megan Herr Several key changes were made to coding guidance as part of the FY
Use of claim adjustment reason (CARC) code 23 On November 14, CMS issued a transmi
by Megan Batty Code the fact that a patient was diagnosed as morbidly obese with
JUNE 25, 2014
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FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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How would we code a trip and fall over a cat in ICD-10? You wou
JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit is the essential resource for every ph
JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit is the essential resource for every ph
Editor’s note: This week’s Inside story is from the “Coding corner” colum
JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit is the essential resource for every ph
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
A diabetes code was the most commonly coded primary diagnosis in both the wound and endocrine cli
by Megan Herr Industry experts believe the use of outsourced coding will grow as
At JustCoding.com, we're constantly working to make the site easier to use and more intera
JUNE 25, 2014
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  Coding/ICD10/Downloads/PartialCodeFreeze.
MAY 30, 2014
At JustCoding.com, we're constantly trying to make the site easier to use and more interactive fo
JULY 9, 2014
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The section of codes that expanded most in ICD-10-CM involves orthopedic injuries, especially fra
Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which ICD-10-CM external cause codes for ca
AUGUST 26, 2015
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  Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, COS-C, ACE is one of the preeminent coding train
Some hospitals plan to dual code in both CPT® and ICD-10-PCS so they can co
We won’t need to learn any new ICD-10-PCS codes or guidelines for 2015. CMS released the d
Codes for pressure ulcers in ICD-10-CM include more information than ICD-9-CM codes, but s
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
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Pennsylvania healthcare facilities use a wide variety of emergency codes, according to the M
MARCH 18, 2015
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