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Written by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT, Director of Clinical Education at Encore Rehabi
The following is a deep dive into ICD-10 Return to Provider (RTP) codes, written by Renee
JANUARY 10, 2020
A single sentence added to a House of Representatives bill that went unremarked-upon during a bri
  Part B Therapy Billing: Functional reporting and G-codes webcast
OCTOBER 13, 2017
  Are you billing Occurrence Code 22 correctly?
OCTOBER 12, 2018
For the first time since ICD-10 coding implementation in October 2015, the application of it in S
NOVEMBER 8, 2019
A majority of patients don’t understand the charges and information on their medical bills,
Physician Practice Billing From A to Z is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to billin
DECEMBER 15, 2015
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
Here we go again. On May 4, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) introduced a new bill that could potentially c
Physician Practice Billing From A to Z is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to b
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the lists of HCPCS codes that
These codes play no part in supply reporting or payment. An agency reports supplies; it does not
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing pr
MARCH 18, 2016
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
Hospital Billing From A to Z  
OCTOBER 7, 2015
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OCTOBER 21, 2015
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OCTOBER 21, 2015
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NOVEMBER 4, 2015
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Home health care billing is a complicated task—to make sure you receive all the pay
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
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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Physician Practice Perspectives is filled with Medicare news, coding an
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a compr
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 15, 2016
Conducting pre-billing audits can be challenging, but when done correctly, it can save organizati
Looking for some opportunities to code outside of your specialty? Simply looking to get some addi
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
CPT has granted coders a new code, 58674 (laparoscopy, surgical, ablation of uterine fibroid(s),
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Congress is getting involved in the ICD-10 transition again with a new bill introduced into the H
Q: We're wondering about how to use CPT® code 73225 (magnetic resonance
AUGUST 20, 2014
JUSTCODING
Coding and billing for pregnancy brings unique challenges, including global pregnancy packages an
Today marks the start of using ICD-10 codes—a long anticipated change in the healthcare co
OCTOBER 1, 2015
Both houses of Congress now have passed a bill that ties skilled nursing facility Medicare reimbu
  Both houses of Congress now have passed a bill that ties skilled nursing facilit
How would we bill the following scenario? On Monday, a nurse assesses the patient’s
Common SNF billing struggles Written by Lisa McIntire and Jul
CMS approved a new specialty designation code that will help the agency distinguish between diffe
DECEMBER 13, 2016
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
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Q: Is it appropriate to bill CPT® code 76942 (ultrasonic guidance for ne
Since its introduction in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting, consolidated billing (CB) h
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
A new House bill seeks to eliminate the use of behavioral assumptions when determining payment ra
Q: We are trying to verify whether we should bill for two units of the CPT® code wh
APRIL 29, 2015
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Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
The Long-Term Care Billing Webcast is a 90-minute webcast where expert 
APRIL 25, 2014
Consolidated billing Q&A with Janet Potter Editor's note
JANUARY 1, 2015
Providers need to report all services from October 1 forward with ICD-10 codes, but many will lik
Providers need to report all services from October 1 forward with ICD-10 codes, but many will lik
Providers need to report all services from October 1 forward with ICD-10 codes, but many will lik
The percentage of Medicare Advantage (Part C) customers has been rapidly growing, and coding and
Despite no code changes in several years, injection and infusion coding generates regular
JANUARY 21, 2015
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  Despite no code changes in several years, injection and infusion coding remains
DECEMBER 10, 2014
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  Billing for the flu vaccine
OCTOBER 5, 2018
Q: When coding excision of a breast mass with needle localization using stereotactic gu
MARCH 19, 2014
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How do we bill for osteoporosis drugs? The home health consolidated bil
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
Yes. It’s kind of complex the way billing is going to work. If the clinician conducts a SOC
By Steven Andrews Outpatient coding and billing errors lead to more than half of all au
  Providers need to report all services from October 1 forward with ICD-10 codes,
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
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In addition to extensive drug testing code changes in the CPT® Manual
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
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Evaluation and management (E/M) coding is a challenge for many coders, but ensuring accurate code
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
On Aug. 25, CMS published Medicare Claims Processing Transmittal 3853, updating billing, payment
SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
JUNE 18, 2012
OCTOBER 28, 2015
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Clearing up MA HIPPS codes on claims An explanation is in or
OCTOBER 1, 2014
Q. When using the newly covered non-face-to-face prolonged service codes (99358, 99359), can you
  By Steven Andrews   The bill from Congress calling
 Q: I have a question about coding infusion/injections in the ED prior to a decision for
OCTOBER 28, 2015
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Organizations often struggle to finalize charts after discharge so they can be coded in a timely
Q: Has CMS released further guidance on billing lab tests under the OPPS for separate paymen
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: Where can I find the vaccine code abbreviation list for the 2015 CPT®
JANUARY 7, 2015
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Medicare and other payers hold physicians responsible for correct billing and medical documentati
NCCI guidelines for Part B Billing New coding requirements r
  The administrator's role in the billing process
OCTOBER 16, 2015
  Fortify billing systems with strong communication
JANUARY 8, 2016
  Developing strategic areas in consolidated billing
  QAPI: What is the billing department's role?
OCTOBER 14, 2016
  How solid is your billing system?
DECEMBER 22, 2016
  Avoiding Medicare fraudulent billing
JANUARY 27, 2017
  FAQs: Consolidated billing for SNFs
OCTOBER 13, 2017
  How solid is your billing system?
DECEMBER 1, 2017
  Implications of consolidated billing under PDPM
OCTOBER 12, 2018
ImproperICD-9-CM code assignment led to incorrect grouping of claims to MS-DRG 857 (postop
JULY 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
  When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes Oct
MAY 14, 2014
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In FY 2014, the OIG is setting out to review some aspects of billing and payments that were not i
Consolidated billing Q&A with Janet Potter Editor's n
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Outpatient coding and billing errors led to more than half of all automated denials by Recovery
Q: I have a question regarding a National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit. I repo
MARCH 4, 2015
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Q: I read that CPT® code 20680 (removal of implant; deep, e.g., buried w
MAY 28, 2014
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An Coding/ICD10/Downloads/ICD10NextStepsInfographic201603
Q: Over the years I have heard differing opinions regarding whether clinical or coding exp
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&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
JustCoding's Drug Administration Capture and Audit Tool provides multiple critical tools for nur
OCTOBER 23, 2019
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
by Megan Herr Industry experts believe the use of outsourced coding will grow as
CMS recently reversed long-standing policy for billing inpatient-only procedures, providing hospi
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
Common consolidated billing issues facing SNFs Consolidated
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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  SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
AUGUST 14, 2014
  New emphasis on provider collaboration in consolidated billing
  Consolidated billing: A new emphasis on provider collaboration
AUGUST 28, 2015
  Best Practices for Ongoing Consolidated Billing Compliance
OCTOBER 16, 2015
  Navigating Special Billing Cases: Leaves of Absence
OCTOBER 30, 2015
  New whitepape available: Physician Certification and Recertification: Permission to Bill
APRIL 29, 2016
  Medicare billing: A common compliance risk area
APRIL 15, 2016
  Top five SNF Part A billing issues
AUGUST 12, 2016
  What is the SNFs liability for practitioner billing errors?
OCTOBER 14, 2016
  Consolidated billing questions? We have your answers!
JANUARY 6, 2017
  Evaluating MDS Data Quality Will Improve Billing Accuracy
MARCH 24, 2017
  We are now offering a 2-day SNF billing bootcamp!
  New billing resources have been added!
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
  Special requirements for billing urology supplies & updated DMEPOS fee schedule
DECEMBER 21, 2018
  Case study: Consolidated billing, major category I
DECEMBER 7, 2018
Q: Would it be appropriate to report CPT® code 75984 (change of percutan
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
JUSTCODING
CMS introduced several new HCPCS codes and added comprehensive APCs (C-APC), including one for ob
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: I have a question regarding facility coding for evaluation and management (E/M) leve
AUGUST 19, 2015
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If a code is incorrectly assigned or a claim is rejected, HIM and
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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  To report an unspecified code or to query, that is the question. &nb
Patients eligible for chronic care management services (CPT code 99490) are generally chronically
Bolster billing compliance: Implement a Medicare Part A triple-check process
AUGUST 1, 2015
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
Inpatient coding professionals are used to DRG systems where all of the diagnoses and procedures
  Do you have questions about physician practice coding, reimbursement, safety,
There has been a lot of angst amongst coders and billing departments surrounding the switch to IC
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
There has been a lot of angst amongst coders and billing departments surrounding the switch to IC
DECEMBER 10, 2014
When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes October 1, 20
Q: Is it correct to append modifier -52 (reduced services) to a procedure code when the
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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by Joan Usher It’s essential that agencies work to make their billing depa
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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Two bipartisan bills introduced in the U.S. Senate aim to reduce the physician shortage. The firs
JUNE 16, 2017
DECEMBER 23, 2014
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ICD-10 is less than 15 days away. Can your staff code in ICD-10?  
SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
Last week the House of Representatives passed a bill to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR;
ICD-10 implementation and coding present plenty of challenges, especially when it comes to ICD-10
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
JUSTCODING
Taking the mystery out of consolidated billing In the Balanc
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Hospital Billing From A to Z is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to hospital billing r
Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
JANUARY 1, 2015
  Reporting laboratory tests with 2015's new CPT codes Q:
MARCH 18, 2015
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DECEMBER 3, 2014
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Coders can breathe easy, because the codes for reporting diseases of the respiratory system (J00-
MARCH 19, 2014
JUSTCODING
Rep. Jim Benacci (R-OH) has reintroduced the bill that is aimed at eliminating the three-d
JANUARY 23, 2015
  Bolster billing compliance: Implement a Medicare Part A triple-check process
  Safeguard revenue against partner billing flubs: The five-step invoice verification process
AUGUST 21, 2015
  What you need to know about the five major categories of consolidated billing
  Bill introduced to add dental, hearing, and vision services under Medicare coverage
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
  What SNFs need to know about the five major categories of consolidated billing
  Have you heard? We have added a SNF Billing Boot Camp!
  Flu season is here: Make sure you are billing accurately for flu vaccinations
DECEMBER 1, 2017
Q: How do you bill for a patient that is admitted after a 3 day hospital stay that
The Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrReleaseSpecs.html
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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HCPCS codes subject to and excluded from CLIA edits  On January 30
  Codes for common procedures of the skin, such as excisions, wound closures, and
APRIL 15, 2015
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To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
JULY 12, 2012
Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on the ICD-10-CM Z codes. The sec
DECEMBER 17, 2014
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The organizations responsible for the official ICD-10 coding gu
MARCH 4, 2015
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A bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act was introduced in the Senate on January 21, 2015. U
JANUARY 23, 2015
Q: I work in ambulance billing. I know that under Original Medicare, many non-emergen
MARCH 27, 2015
Q&A Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics
OCTOBER 1, 2014
Rep. Diane Black, R-Tennessee, introduced a new bill related to ICD-10 into the House of R
MAY 20, 2015
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DECEMBER 17, 2014
Consolidated billing can be a complicated task. Sign up to receive a FREE whit
JANUARY 9, 2015
Consolidated billing can be a complicated task. Sign up to receive a FREE 
JANUARY 16, 2015
Insurer-provider discord mounts over new HIPPS code requirement
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
by Robert S. Gold, MD Do the official guidelines get in the way of ethical coding?
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
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Many facilities worry about the affect the new code set will have
Services furnished in a provider-based department are generally billed in two or more claims&mdas
CMS revises July 2015 quarterly drug code updates On July 10, CMS resci
Change allows hospices to bill directly for preventive vaccines CMS has issued
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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Blogs from industry experts in healthcare that keep users up-to-date on the latest happenings in their fields.
Editor's note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders nee
DECEMBER 10, 2014
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The Ohio House recently passed a bill aiming to authorize eligible physician assistants to write
In an effort to accommodate the latest advances in technology and make the code set easier
JULY 22, 2015
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HCPro is seeking feedback on your rural health clinic billing and compliance training needs. Plea
A bill linking skilled nursing facilities' Medicare payments to hospital readmissions pass
MARCH 28, 2014
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 29, 2016
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 22, 2016
By Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, CDIP, COBGC If you code a
JANUARY 21, 2015
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We had another ICD-10 scare last week when Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) introduced a new bill that coul
APRIL 9, 2014
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For the sixth year in a row, CMS and the AMA made no changes to CPT® coding or bil
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
Inpatient coding professionals are used to DRG systems where all of the diagnoses and procedures
JANUARY 14, 2015
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SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
AUGUST 1, 2014
A bill to ban abortions through the use of telemedicine in Iowa is now off of the table fo
With out-of-network bills becoming a bigger problem, some states are passing laws that make it mo
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
APRIL 2, 2014
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  473 changes: Cracking the code
OCTOBER 19, 2018
The California state legislature is debating a bill calling for violence prevention plans
APRIL 22, 2014
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would target improved care coordination
AUGUST 1, 2014
  A bill making its way through the New Jersey Legislature would require state off
JULY 25, 2014
ICD-10 coding: What to expect On July 31, HHS issued a rule
OCTOBER 1, 2014
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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OCTOBER 28, 2015
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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 revises ICD-10 codes CMS officially finalized the first majo
Adding modifiers to CPT® codes can bypass NCCI edits for Medicare payments,
JUNE 25, 2014
JUSTCODING
Editor's note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders nee
JANUARY 21, 2015
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JULY 15, 2015
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A bill to reauthorize funding for GME at children’s hospitals has reached the U.S. House of
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
The Arkansas House of Representatives last week rejected a bill that would allow telemedicine com
Consolidated billing can be a complicated task. Sign up to receive a FREE whit
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
A bill that allows CMS to expedite physicians’ applications for a meaningful use hardship e
DECEMBER 29, 2015
A bill that would reform mental healthcare in the United States, and potentially address a nation
JULY 7, 2016
On Friday, February 9, President Trump signed into law a bill designed to keep the federal govern
JustCoding News: Inpatient will not publish December 31, so this is your final issue of JustCodin
DECEMBER 17, 2014
JUSTCODING
A new bill introduced in the Nebraska legislature proposes offering up to $120,000 in loan
JANUARY 16, 2015
Last Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal the Independent Payment
HCPro is conducting research on training needs related to billing for bedside procedures. Please
Change in July 2015 update of quarterly HCPCS drug/biological code  
Federal lawmakers have introduced a bill designed to improve coordination of care and serv
California Governor Jerry Brown last week signed a bill to make it easier for rural patients to u
For hospice billing, is there a higher reimbursement for social worker visits in a SNF se
Long-Term Living reports that a bill that aims to establish national occupational stand
JANUARY 8, 2016
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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To address the shortage of physicians in Missouri, a recently passed bill would ease the qualific
JUNE 9, 2017
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
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Coding ultrasound procedures in coding-sample-policies-and-form
JULY 22, 2015
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Change in July 2015 update of quarterly HCPCS drug/biological code changes
  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
  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
  Are you up to speed on the new evaluation and reevaluation codes?
FEBRUARY 9, 2018
  New HCPCS code, Q5110, effective October 1, 2018
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
More than 500 providers, suppliers, billing companies, and clearinghouses participated in ICD-10
Lawmakers in a half-dozen states are considering bills that would expand the scope of practice fo
Earlier this month, bipartisan members of the House introduced a bill to expand teleheath
  There is no mention of postponing the implementation of ICD-10 in spending bills
DECEMBER 16, 2014
The U.S. may be overspending on medical billing and insurance-related paperwork by as much as $37
The U.S. may be overspending on medical billing and insurance-related paperwork by as much as $37
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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A bill to streamline the physician reentry process, introduced last month by U.S. Rep. John Sarb
Codi
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
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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
I am coming across a few scenarios that have been tricky to code regarding spinal fusions
CMS updates information for billing screening services On April 3, CMS released a c
Legislative bills filed in the Washington Senate and House this week seek to remove a prov
JANUARY 23, 2015
A bill that aims to create a federal commission focuses on prevention and treatment of complex di
Interventional radiology remains one of the most complex and challenging areas of coding,
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
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Codin
JANUARY 21, 2015
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  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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ICD-10-CM training tool in coding-sample-policies-and-fo
JULY 8, 2015
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JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHIA, CCS,
Ensure accurate and efficient ICD-10, HCPCS Level II and CPT coding in one fell swoop with the
Coding for sepsis requires a strong knowledge of ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, as well as complete
Coding for sepsis requires a strong knowledge of ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, as well as complete
DECEMBER 17, 2014
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Editor's note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders nee
JANUARY 7, 2015
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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
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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SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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JustCoding’s Clinical Conditions Encyclopedia is the perfect reso
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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ICD-10-CM coding quiz in Speci
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
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Coding Sample P
JANUARY 7, 2015
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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 training tool in coding-sample-policies-and-fo
APRIL 29, 2015
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Pregnancy case study in coding-sample-policies-and-forms
MAY 13, 2015
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JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHI
JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit is the essential resource for every ph
  CMS final rule makes changes to how physicians are paid, delays E/M coding reform
NOVEMBER 2, 2018
by Megan Batty Assign a code for a patient’s body mass index (BMI) only wh
Every year, thousands of New Yorkers find themselves responsible for a surprise medical bill fro
APRIL 3, 2014
Q: I have a question about billing infusion/injections in the ED prior to a decision for sur
The 2015 CPT® Manual includes changes to the Digestive section to align codes for
A bipartisan bill intended to streamline administrative processes, cut costs, and boost patient o
Starting Oct. 1, you’ll be able to select a specific ICD-10-CM code when a patient is in re
To report an unspecified code or to query, that is the question. And like so many coding question
Many of the code changes in the 2014 CPT® Manual Radiology section f
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-10-CM codes for c
JULY 22, 2015
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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 CPT® codes fo
AUGUST 5, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features CPT® codes
AUGUST 19, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for m
SEPTEMBER 30, 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 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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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for diseases
NOVEMBER 11, 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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The new AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS cleared up some confusion regarding
After a five-year code freeze, the ICD-10 classification system will be back on a regular cycle f
Code claims accurately, prevent denials and secure every reimbursement dollar earned with the
Include diagnosis codes on the HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS) 270/271 Tran
NOVEMBER 13, 2013
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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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Myth 1: ICD-10 includes too many codes  
  A new query in our coding-sample-policies-
MARCH 25, 2015
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AUGUST 5, 2015
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SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
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OCTOBER 14, 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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FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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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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OCTOBER 29, 2014
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Documentation sample for coders in coding-sample-policie
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
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A new CPT® code for arthrodesis, a joint fusion technique to relieve pain,
Interventional radiology is a perpetually challenging area of coding. In this 90-minute we
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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On Friday, February 9, President Trump signed into law a bill designed to keep the federal govern
CMS updates information for billing screening services On April 3, CMS
The Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version is an intensive coding educatio
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When coders run into a tough coding question, they often look for guidance in the AHA’s
ICD-10-CM includes 68,000 codes and ICD-10-PCS features 71,924 code choices. Scary numbers, right
Q: We are having a lot of issues in moving laboratory testing to a 14X bill type w
A bipartisan bill introduced by two U.S. senators aims to increase home health access for low-inc
Code the patient’s injury — such as a frac-ture, a laceration or a burn — and
While the new diagnosis code to capture COVID-19 has been in effect since April 1, coders have ru
Managers should not assume that they can review every guideline, every item in Coding Clinic,
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 changes for
Coding and documentation should tell a patient's complete story. With the greater specific
  Join us at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, to learn about the important CPT code c
Q: An auditor recently told us to code two CPT® codes for a breast biopsy with plac
A change CMS made Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrRel
CMS implemented two new CPT® Category III codes originally introduced by th
Coders can now appropriately assign a code for diastolic or systolic heart failure, as warranted
Q: I have a question regarding a National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit. I report
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by Megan Herr Several key changes were made to coding guidance as part of the FY
By the time James King, a former physician living in Billings, Montana, filed his taxes, his ide
Okon Umana, MD, pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme that fraudulently billed Medic
DECEMBER 4, 2014
A bill that would have allowed outpatient joint replacement surgery in the state of Wyoming didn
A bill introduced in Congress last month aims to change how Medicare-funded GME training position
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With Senate Bill (SB) 1148 now in effect in Oklahoma, the state has become a testing ground for t
by Megan Batty Code the fact that a patient was diagnosed as morbidly obese with
This week’s updates include the SNF Consolidated Billing update and a special edition M
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How would we code a trip and fall over a cat in ICD-10? You wou
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A diabetes code was the most commonly coded primary diagnosis in both the wound and endocrine cli
2015 annual update to the therapy code list released On November 14, CMS released a
A bill to support GME training in children’s hospitals is headed to President Obama&
APRIL 11, 2014
A bill to support GME training in children’s hospitals is headed to President Obama&rsquo
APRIL 11, 2014
A bill that would establish around-the-clock registered nurse staffing hours at Medicare and Me
AUGUST 7, 2014
Last Thursday, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill to permanently repeal Medicar
A bipartisan bill introduced to Congress April 20 would
The House Education and Labor Committee recently voted out a bill that would direct the Occupatio
JUNE 19, 2019
A pair of lawmakers in Massachusetts co-sponsored a bill that would increase penalties for attack
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How should our agency handle patient changes in condition from a billing per
At JustCoding.com, we're constantly working to make the site easier to use and more intera
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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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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for external
OCTOBER 28, 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
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 pain in the neck? A) 723.1
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for congenital glaucoma?  
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a cracked tooth?   A) 5
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for Tourette’s syndrome?  
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  What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for Legionnaires’ disease?
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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-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-CM code for diaper dermatitis? A) L20 B) L21
OCTOBER 28, 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 Briquet’s disorder? A) F45.0 B
NOVEMBER 11, 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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Code claims accurately, prevent denials and secure every reimbursement dollar earned with the
Q: Is CPT code 96416 (chemotherapy administration, IV infusion; initiation of prolonged c
About 40% of coders code six to 10 charts in an average day, while about 30% of coders code abou
I'm looking for acceptable ICD-10 codes for terminal diagnoses for hospice. Is there a li
by Megan Herr Coders will now be able to assign six R-codes for  dysphagia
Q: When I try to code ileostomy take down of the small bowel resection and end-to-end anastomos
by: Megan Herr Coding for diabetes and associated conditions can be tricky &mdas
 There are approximately 363 new codes, 142 deletions, and more than 250 code revisions in t
CMS has offered some clarity on what it considers to be a “family of codes” in ICD-10
Q: In terms of coding blood transfusions, does the documentation of which intravenous (IV)
3,600 new procedure codes. 1,900 new diagnosis codes. 487 code revisions. That’s what&rsq
The OIG has taken aim at improper home health Medicare billing in its 2017 Work Plan, which is ba
On January 12, 2017, lawmakers introduced a bill that lifts restrictions which previously prohibi
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
By Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS The American Hospital Association wrapped up its Coding Cli
APRIL 8, 2015
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Continue to code a pressure ulcer treated with a skin graft as a pressure ulcer that’s unst
  A sample procedure in our coding-sample-polic
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AHA’s Coding Clinic is ramping up its focus on ICD-10 and we’ll help
JUNE 18, 2014
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Hit by a truck? Bit by a duck? There’s an ICD-10-CM code for that, and we’ll h
JUNE 25, 2014
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Hit by a truck? Bit by a duck? There’s an ICD-10-CM code for that, and we’ll he
JULY 9, 2014
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New on JustCoding Platinum! New ICD-10-CM documentation examples in
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Want to know which ICD-10-CM code will replace 250.00? Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern)
JULY 16, 2014
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Want to know which ICD-10-CM code will replace 250.00? Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Thursda
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Want to know which ICD-10-CM code will replace 250.00? Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern)
JULY 30, 2014
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Want to know which ICD-10-CM code will replace 250.00? Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Thursda
AUGUST 6, 2014
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An ICD-10-PCS training tool in our coding-sample-polici
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 When are hospitals required to implement interim Life Safety Code® measures?
Coders will find 59 new codes in the 2015 CPT® Manual for reporting
Code category Y93 in ICD-10-CM provides coders with many activities to identify what exactly the
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
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by Megan Batty Code only the breast neoplasm, such as C50.512 (malignant neoplasm
MARBLEHEAD, Mass.--HCPro, Inc. has furthered expanded into the medical coding, reimbursement, com
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Surveyors will scrutinize dementia care and Minimum Data Set coding in an upcoming pilot p
APRIL 25, 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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A sample query in our coding-sample-policies-and-forms"
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On May 8, the OIG posted a report stating physicians did not always correctly code non-facility p
AUGUST 19, 2015
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CMS released Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrReleaseS
APRIL 29, 2015
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Twenty frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the newly implemented ICD-10 code for COVID-19
Many coders rely on the advice in the American Hospital Association (AHA)'s Coding Clin
With more than 500 CPT® code changes, nearly every section of the CPT Manual
In the scenario you discuss, your agency’s billing department reviews documentation before
The Cooperating Parties added a 17th section to the Coding/I
JULY 29, 2015
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 by Megan Batty Code a psychiatric condition if a patient’s been diag
  Hospitals and physicians will still continue to report CPT® codes f
The added specificity for reporting diagnoses with ICD-10-CM affects the majority of codes, bu
Q: Can you code strictly from emergency department (ED) documentation? Can you code from tes
DECEMBER 16, 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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by Josh Poltilove and Megan Batty If you’re commonly assigning codes N39.0
CMS offered some clarity on what it considers to be a family of codes in ICD-10-CM.
Lawmakers in both houses of Congress have presented a draft bill calling for post-acute ca
MARCH 21, 2014
Q:  How do you bill for a patient that is admitted after a 3 day hospital stay
If a recently introduced House bill becomes law, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Need another reason to avoid billing denials by ensuring proper documentation? A new study in the
“We don't do a good job to show that the services residents provide, that are getting bille
JULY 24, 2015
With some major changes in look and form-but generally adhering to existing guidelines-coding for
A sample tip sheet in our coding-sample-policies-and-fo
MAY 21, 2014
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CMS released the Coding/ICD10/2015-ICD-10-PCS-and-GEMs.html"
Those who are interested in using ICD-10-PCS for outpatient hospital coding may question w
DECEMBER 10, 2014
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Codes for reporting conditions relating to the endocrine system are located in Chapter 4 o
Q: We have been reporting skin substitutes with the appropriate procedure codes (either