Tag Archive | "correct coding initiative"

Know When CCI Manual Says to Use Bone Marrow Code 38222

Monday, March 19, 2018

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The addition of diagnostic bone marrow and biopsy code 38222 in the CPT® 2018 code set simplified coding in some ways (multiple procedures in one code), but there are still questions to be answered about how to handle specific scenarios. In case you missed it, the 2018 Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) manual answered some of […]

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Here’s What’s New in Q2 for CCI, MPFS, and HCPCS

Monday, March 27, 2017

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It’s almost April! In addition to a potential end to the yellow pine pollen covering every surface outside my home (yours, too?), April means second quarter updates to Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits, fee schedules, and HCPCS. Ready for some highlights? Let’s go! CCI for Moderate Sedation Goes Retro If you read this blog regularly, […]

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CCI 2017 Manual Provides Shoulder Arthroscopy Answers You’ve Been Waiting For

Friday, November 18, 2016

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You know you’re a coder when news that the new Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) manual is out makes you a little giddy. (There’s a good chance I said the same thing about CPT® 2017 when it came out.) I’ve been watching for the CCI manual update ever since the deletion of certain shoulder arthroscopy edits […]

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Get Reimbursed for Anesthesiologist Postoperative Pain Management

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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When a surgeon asks your anesthesiologist to perform a nerve block postoperatively for pain control, some tricky coding issues could keep you from obtaining full reimbursement for this otherwise separate service. When Can Anesthesiologists Bill Separately for Postop Pain Management? According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), you can bill for a separate postoperative […]

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