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2 Top Ob-Gyn FAQs Revealed: Ob Confirmatory Visit and Lysis of Adhesions

9. September 2016

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Every day brings new challenges for coders, but there are some questions that seem to come up over and over again. Our ob-gyn experts have revealed that two questions they hear very often relate to (1) the ob global and (2) lysis of adhesions during another procedure. Get a better understanding of how to triumph […]

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Learn the Ins and Outs of Reporting Facet Joint Syndrome

22. March 2016

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Facet joint syndrome is a common cause of back and neck pain. The facet joints, which are also called zygapophyseal joints, are located on the back of the spinal column, with two joints for each vertebra, one on each side of the spine. Zygapophyseal joints, also called Z joints, enable the back to flex, twist, and […]

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What to Do When Your Index Says, ‘That Code Number is Unlisted, Sir’

28. July 2015

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Yesterday, we talked about how “unlisted” codes can be the best choice when there isn’t a more specific alternative available, especially when following spinal surgery coding guidelines. Here are some more expert tips for explaining why “unlisted” was the best choice to report on your claim, to make insurers more likely to pay without protest. […]

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2 Top Tips for Spinal Surgery Coding

27. July 2015

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Consider 22 for Every Deserved Dollar of 2-Level HNP Repair When a surgeon performs spinal surgery for treatment of herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP) at two levels, with one being recurrent at L5-S1 and the second a new HNP at the disk space of L4-L5, coding the procedure in CPT® is slightly more complicated than when […]

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Automating Patient Registration Can Boost Revenue Streams

8. June 2015

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Point of service technology eases information gathering and pays off in the claims process. Collecting money from patients isn’t always easy — some experts estimate at least 30 percent of all patients leave the provider’s office without making any payment. Add to this problem the increase in high-deductible health plans, causing patient financial responsibility costs […]

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Discover Why Tracking Culprits in Health Data Breaches Is Tough

21. May 2015

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Number of third party processors clouds the waters when hackers steal healthcare records. When criminals get your credit card information by hacking someone you did business with, investigators can track the hacked company’s identity pretty quickly. That’s because a transaction with, for example, Home Depot, usually involves just a few parties — you, the store, […]

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Count on This Coding Guide to Ace Unusual ‘Anesthesia by Surgeon’ Scenarios

27. February 2015

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Discover whether modifier 47 will break surgery/anesthesia bundles. Anesthesia is an essential part of a successful surgery, but knowing how to code when a physician performs both the anesthesia and the surgery can be tough. Our coding experts have handpicked two unusual “anesthesia by surgeon” scenarios that some of the most experienced coders found difficult […]

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Expert Answers to the Top 3 Urology Reader Questions

6. February 2015

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Get helpful hints for reporting robotic laparoscopic distal ureterectomy. Our experts handpicked three questions that represent common issues in the tough world of urology coding. Here are their suggestions on how to keep your coding accurate and your reimbursement flowing. 1. Can You Report an Open Urethral Biopsy and Cystoscopy Performed at the Same Encounter? […]

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How to Code H1N1 Vaccinations ?

19. January 2015

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You’ll report H1N1 as a regular flu virus. Influenza is a hot topic this season. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity is expected to continue in the coming weeks. Don’t be surprised if your practice witnesses an increase in queries for H1N1 vaccinations in the coming days. You may have […]

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Six Common Billing Mistakes That Can Impact Your Payments

27. November 2014

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Make a checklist of your most common denial reasons. Often in medical billing, mistakes take place. However, if they are not addressed right away or if they’re overlooked, it could turn into a costly affair for the provider leading to potential revenue loss. If your practice is facing financial difficulties, it may be essential to […]

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