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A Recovery Auditor automated review of claims for cardiovascular nuclear medicine procedur
APRIL 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 features CPT® c
SEPTEMBER 16, 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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  When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes Oct
MAY 14, 2014
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ImproperICD-9-CM code assignment led to incorrect grouping of claims to MS-DRG 857 (postop
JULY 30, 2014
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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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Join JustCoding at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday, June 18, for the live 90-minute webcast,
JUNE 11, 2014
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Some hospitals plan to dual code in both CPT® and ICD-10-PCS so they can co
By Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, CDIP, COBGC If you code a
JANUARY 21, 2015
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CPT has granted coders a new code, 58674 (laparoscopy, surgical, ablation of uterine fibroid(s),
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Looking for some opportunities to code outside of your specialty? Simply looking to get some addi
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
The 2014 CPT® Manual's Pathology and Laboratory section contains a new mole
  Q: We are receiving denials for many of the new CPT® codes in
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
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Although the AMA changed hundreds of codes in the 2014 CPT® Manual,
  Although the AMA changed hundreds of codes in the 2014 CPT® Manual
In addition to extensive drug testing code changes in the CPT® Manual
Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features CPT codes for liver s
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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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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Many of the code changes in the 2014 CPT® Manual Radiology section f
While many of the code changes in the 2014 CPT® Manual surgical sect
Recovery Auditors have identified improper payments for claims involving end-stage renal d
DECEMBER 10, 2014
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A new CPT® code for arthrodesis, a joint fusion technique to relieve pain,
Two new codes were added to the Multianalyte Assays with Algorithmic Analysis (MAAA) secti
Q: I have a question about reporting drug tests to CMS for CPT® codes th
The 2015 CPT® Manual includes changes to the Digestive section to align codes for
The Pathology and Laboratory section in the 2014 CPT® Manu
Each year, the AMA updates the Vaccines, Toxoids section of the Medicine chapter in the CPT&
In an effort to accommodate the latest advances in technology and make the code set easier
With more than 500 CPT® code changes, nearly every section of the CPT Manual
Join us at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, to learn about the important CPT code changes for
  Join us at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, to learn about the important CPT code c
The 2014 CPT® Manual had more changes in the digestive section than any other section,
Recovery Auditors found that 16% of Medicare CT scan claims from July 2011 to June 2012 ha
Recovery Auditors have found that modifier misuse is resulting in underpayments to provide
MAY 28, 2014
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The 2015 CPT Manual® includes significant changes in the Laboratory secti
Q: Can we report new CPT® codes 97607 (negative pressure wound therapy,
Q: An auditor recently told us to code two CPT® codes for a breast biopsy with plac
CMS implemented two new CPT® Category III codes originally introduced by th
  Hospitals and physicians will still continue to report CPT® codes f
Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features CPT® c
MARCH 19, 2014
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APRIL 2, 2014
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APRIL 30, 2014
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MAY 28, 2014
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JUNE 11, 2014
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JUNE 25, 2014
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AUGUST 6, 2014
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AUGUST 20, 2014
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SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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OCTOBER 1, 2014
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OCTOBER 29, 2014
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NOVEMBER 12, 2014
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DECEMBER 10, 2014
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DECEMBER 23, 2014
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JANUARY 7, 2015
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APRIL 15, 2015
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MARCH 4, 2015
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FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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APRIL 29, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features CPT® c
JULY 8, 2015
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  The 2015 CPT® Manual includes changes to the
MARCH 4, 2015
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The AMA updated the guidelines in the 2014 CPT® Manual for therapeut
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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When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes October 1, 20
Ensure accurate and efficient ICD-10, HCPCS Level II and CPT coding in one fell swoop with the
  No section of the 2014 CPT® Manual included more chan
Coders prepared for 2017 with numerous changes to the Official Coding Guidelines for the ICD-
Using new combination codes for myelography with injection Q: A phys
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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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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The January 2014 issue of AMA's CPT® Assistant created confusion ove
Is your organization planning to code outpatient procedures using ICD-10-PCS as well as CPT®
MAY 6, 2015
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Is your organization planning to code outpatient procedures using ICD-10-PCS as well as CPT®
MAY 13, 2015
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Interventional radiology remains one of the most complex and challenging areas of coding,
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
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How is your organization using dual coding as a training tool for ICD-10? Code
MAY 20, 2015
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Coders will find 59 new codes in the 2015 CPT® Manual for reporting
There has been no recent recovery auditor activity. Recent Recovery Auditor activity
There has been no recent recovery auditor activity. Recent Recovery Auditor activity
There are no newly approved Recovery Auditor issues. Newly approved Recovery Auditor i
There are no newly approved Recovery Auditor issues. Newly approved Recovery Auditor i
There are no newly approved Recovery Auditor issues. Newly approved Recovery Auditor issues
There are no newly approved Recovery Auditor issues. Newly approved Recovery Auditor issues
The 2015 CPT® Manual includes significant changes in the Labora
APRIL 15, 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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Q: We have been reporting skin substitutes with the appropriate procedure codes (either
An automated Recovery Auditor review of discharge status codes identified improper payment
MAY 6, 2015
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Heart failure is one of the top MS-DRGs, so Recovery Auditors have focused on identifying
AUGUST 27, 2014
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Inpatient coding professionals are used to DRG systems where all of the diagnoses and procedures
JANUARY 14, 2015
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JUNE 25, 2014
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  Recent Recovery Auditor activity
  Recent Recovery Auditor activity
  Recent Recovery Auditor activity
  Recent Recovery Auditor activity
  Newly approved Recovery Auditor issues
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
  Reporting laboratory tests with 2015's new CPT codes Q:
JULY 9, 2014
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JULY 16, 2014
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Which of the following new features would most like to see added to JustCoding Platinum?
JUNE 18, 2014
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Which of the following new features would you most like to see added to JustCoding Platinum?
JUNE 25, 2014
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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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CMS introduced several new HCPCS codes and added comprehensive APCs (C-APC), including one for ob
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
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Q: We're wondering about how to use CPT® code 73225 (magnetic resonance
AUGUST 20, 2014
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On average, how many hours do you spend each week on non-coding tasks, such as querying, training
MARCH 18, 2015
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On average, how many hours do you spend each week on non-coding tasks, such as querying, training
MARCH 11, 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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Outpatient coding and billing errors led to more than half of all automated denials by Recovery
Q: Is it appropriate to bill CPT® code 76942 (ultrasonic guidance for ne
Q: Is CPT code 96416 (chemotherapy administration, IV infusion; initiation of prolonged c
For 2015, CMS identified 219 HCPCS/CPT codes as good candidates for comprehensive APCs (C-
MARCH 4, 2015
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FEBRUARY 25, 2015
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Q: I have a question regarding CPT® code 99184 (initiation
DECEMBER 10, 2014
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 No new items have been posted this week.  Recent Recovery Auditor activity
There are no new RAC issues this week. Recent Recovery Auditor activity
Adding modifiers to CPT® codes can bypass NCCI edits for Medicare payments,
In an effort to accommodate the latest advances in technology and make the code set easier
JULY 22, 2015
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SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
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Q: I have a question regarding a National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit. I report
Those who are interested in using ICD-10-PCS for outpatient hospital coding may question w
2015 CPT® mappings in
DECEMBER 10, 2014
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Q: Would it be appropriate to report CPT® code 75984 (change of percutan
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
JANUARY 1, 2015
Q. When using the newly covered non-face-to-face prolonged service codes (99358, 99359), can you
Q: I read that CPT® code 20680 (removal of implant; deep, e.g., buried w
MAY 28, 2014
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Become a pro at assigning, verifying, and auditing E/M codes The
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
  By Laura Legg, RHIT, CCS A hiatus from Recovery Auditor scrutiny
JANUARY 28, 2015
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Patients eligible for chronic care management services (CPT code 99490) are generally chronically
Outpatient procedures will still be coded using CPT®/HCPCS—the HIPAA-
JustCoding's Drug Administration Capture and Audit Tool provides multiple critical tools for nur
OCTOBER 23, 2019
In the physician office setting, coders are likely familiar with the concept of coding for
Q: When coding excision of a breast mass with needle localization using stereotactic gu
MARCH 19, 2014
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Correct coding is important to physician practices. The ICD-10-CM diagnoses and the CPT procedure
  While bundling of CPT® codes has made reporting for endovascular
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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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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For the sixth year in a row, CMS and the AMA made no changes to CPT® coding or bil
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
  Codes for common procedures of the skin, such as excisions, wound closures, and
APRIL 15, 2015
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Inpatient coding professionals are used to DRG systems where all of the diagnoses and procedures
CMS removed two add-on procedure codes from the inpatient-only list in the 2015 OPPS final
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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Managers should not assume that they can review every guideline, every item in Coding Clinic,
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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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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  For the sixth year in a row, CMS and the AMA made no changes to CPT®
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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Q: My question is about the time interval requirement of the CPT® add-on
APRIL 2, 2014
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Q: We use a lot of skin substitutes. Where do we find a list of the new HCPCS code
NCCI guidelines for Part B Billing New coding requirements r
  As hospitals in Puerto Rico continue to struggle with recovery in the aftermath o
APRIL 1, 2018
Q: Is it correct to append modifier -52 (reduced services) to a procedure code when the
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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If your hospital is rolling up all room-related services into one hourly or daily rate, yo
OCTOBER 7, 2015
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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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More than $8 million in grants will support research to aid long-term recovery in areas hard hit
There are no newly approved Recovery Auditor issues. Newly Approved RAC Issues
CMS revises July 2015 quarterly drug code updates On July 10, CMS resci
CMS released Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrReleaseS
APRIL 29, 2015
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CMS has awarded five new contracts for the next round of the Recovery Audit Program,
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
If your hospital is rolling up all room-related services into one hourly or daily rate, you may b
If your hospital is rolling up all room-related services into one hourly or daily rate, you may b
  Q: I have been told by our billers that infusion codes reported in the ED
"[Recovery Auditors] are doing a really good job at identifyi
By Steven Andrews   Complex denials by Recovery Auditors (RA
A Recovery Auditor review of claims from September 25, 2012, to August 30, 2013, found pro
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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By Steven Andrews Outpatient coding and billing errors lead to more than half of all au
We all know that ICD-10 codes will require more complete documentation. We’ve been t
Continue to code a pressure ulcer treated with a skin graft as a pressure ulcer that’s unst
Usually in the ICD-10 Trainer blog, I talk about ICD-10 implementation and coding from the coder
Unlike all other codes in ICD-10-CM category S82.-, torus fractures of the lower leg do no
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the volume of recovery auditor (RAC) requests and lose track
Q: If IV fluid such as sodium chloride is given in the ED, should the revenue code be 250 (p
Adding modifiers to CPT® codes can bypass NCCI edits for Medicare payments,
JUNE 25, 2014
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When clinicians walk into a patient’s room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston
JULY 28, 2016
DECEMBER 3, 2014
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APRIL 2, 2014
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Three university hospitals saw a doubling of Recovery Auditor audit activity from 2010–2011
MARCH 11, 2015
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Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, code
JULY 9, 2014
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Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, code
AUGUST 20, 2014
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Change in July 2015 update of quarterly HCPCS drug/biological code changes
Change in July 2015 update of quarterly HCPCS drug/biological code  
  To report an unspecified code or to query, that is the question. &nb
Recovery auditors collectively identified and corrected more than a million claims for improper p
ICD-10 implementation and coding present plenty of challenges, especially when it comes to ICD-10
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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The controversy around Medicare's Recovery Audit Contractor program continues; a judge has ruled
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
 by Megan Batty Code a psychiatric condition if a patient’s been diag
AUGUST 27, 2014
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DECEMBER 23, 2014
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DECEMBER 3, 2014
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Police in Portsmouth, NH had to subdue a patient who locked himself in his room so he could be gi
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
The Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrReleaseSpecs.html
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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The median annual cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased t
Of all the Recovery Auditor denials, hospitals reported appealing about 50% with more than a 50%
This will be a big year for audits between the new Recovery Auditors hitting the ground later t
JUNE 18, 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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Due to the continued delay in awarding new Recovery Auditor (RA) contracts, CMS made modification
Use of claim adjustment reason (CARC) code 23 On November 14, CMS issued a transmi
  473 changes: Cracking the code
OCTOBER 19, 2018
A brazen midday robbery from a patient room at a St. Louis hospital has increased security measur
JULY 2, 2015
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OCTOBER 28, 2015
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The Recovery Audit Program’s mission is to identify and correct Medicare improper pay-ments
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
JustCoding News: Inpatient will not publish December 31, so this is your final issue of JustCodin
DECEMBER 17, 2014
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The ACDIS office is in official final countdown mode— shipments are being wrapped, room m
Coding ultrasound procedures in coding-sample-policies-and-form
JULY 22, 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
  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
  Are you billing Occurrence Code 22 correctly?
OCTOBER 12, 2018
  New HCPCS code, Q5110, effective October 1, 2018
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
Highlight the zip codes where employees live so you can have a handy reference of where staff is
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
Highlight the ZIP codes where employees live so you can have a handy reference of staff availabil
  Hospitals have long struggled under complicated guidelines for coding injection
JANUARY 7, 2015
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Highlight the zip codes where employees live so you can have a handy reference of where staff is
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Highlight the zip codes where employees live so you can have a handy reference of where staff is
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
APRIL 15, 2015
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A California hospital continued to allow surgeries in its operating rooms earlier this year even
OCTOBER 22, 2014
A coding manager must be an effective team leader, efficiently balancing multiple responsi
AUGUST 20, 2014
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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
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
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,
Coding for sepsis requires a strong knowledge of ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, as well as complete
Highlight the ZIP codes where employees live so you can have a handy reference of staff availabil
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
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
by Brian Ward A patient walks into your waiting room with a cough, a mil
MAY 23, 2020
by Brian Ward A patient walks into your waiting room with a cough, a mil
All of your coding education in one place! Powered by HCPro’s coding experts, Codin
Editor’s note: In this excerpt from HCPro’s The New Life Safety Code®: H
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Sample operative reports in coding-sample-policies-and-form
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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Today marks the start of using ICD-10 codes—a long anticipated change in the healthcare co
OCTOBER 1, 2015
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
These codes play no part in supply reporting or payment. An agency reports supplies; it does not
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
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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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 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
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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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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FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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CMS approved a new specialty designation code that will help the agency distinguish between diffe
DECEMBER 13, 2016
The Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version is an intensive coding educatio
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
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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
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
Recovery Auditors have uncovered incorrect secondary diagnoses in patients who underwent amputati
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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Placeholders are a new concept in ­ICD-10-CM. ICD-10-CM codes can be up to seven characters i
Coding and documentation should tell a patient's complete story. With the greater specific
A change CMS made Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrRel
Coders can now appropriately assign a code for diastolic or systolic heart failure, as warranted
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the lists of HCPCS codes that
A man has died after shooting himself in the lobby of a hospital emergency room in Woodbur
MARCH 27, 2014
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by Megan Herr Several key changes were made to coding guidance as part of the FY
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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
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The section of codes that expanded most in ICD-10-CM involves orthopedic injuries, especially fra
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for hepatic sclerosis? A) K74.0 B) K74.1
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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 hypogalactia?   a. O92
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What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for a right shoulder tendon Excision using an open approach?
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for diaper dermatitis? A) L20 B) L21
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What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for Transfusion of autologous bone marrow into a peripheral
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for Briquet’s disorder? A) F45.0 B
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for an aneurysm of the iliac artery? a. I72.0
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by Megan Herr Coders will now be able to assign six R-codes for  dysphagia
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3,600 new procedure codes. 1,900 new diagnosis codes. 487 code revisions. That’s what&rsq
By Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS The American Hospital Association wrapped up its Coding Cli
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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
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Code category Y93 in ICD-10-CM provides coders with many activities to identify what exactly the
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Q: Are records with only one MCC noted targeted by Recovery Auditors or other audit agenci
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ICD-10-PCS coding is different than anything inpatients coders have done in the past. The root op
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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
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On May 8, the OIG posted a report stating physicians did not always correctly code non-facility p
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by Josh Poltilove and Megan Batty If you’re commonly assigning codes N39.0
Without Congressional action earlier this year, U.S. coders would now be using ICD-10-CM codes to
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CMS offered some clarity on what it considers to be a family of codes in ICD-10-CM.
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The changes to fracture coding in ICD-10-CM have received plenty of attention since coders first
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Coding guidelines direct to code all documented conditions that exist at the time of the visit an
Coders may find assigning codes for sepsis somewhat easier in ICD-
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for wasting syndrome? A) R61 B)
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for aphasia? A) R47.01 B) R47.02 C)
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for motion sickness?   A) 9
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for Pasteurellosis?   A) 02
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a left bundle branch hemiblock? a. 426.11 b
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Fracture codes in ICD-10-CM include more information than those in ICD-9-CM. ICD-10-CM fracture c
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for caffeine poisoning? a. 969.70 b. 969.71
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for an infected blister on the chest wall? a. 910.3
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