Tag Archive | "updates"

Avoid This $45 Mistake! Know the Difference Between US Codes 76881 and 76882

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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Many specialties provide joint ultrasounds, including radiology, podiatry, and orthopedics. And that means many specialty coders need to know about changes to the descriptors and guidelines for ultrasound (US) codes 76881 and 76882 in the CPT® 2018 code set. Use this quick primer to be sure you’re using these revised codes correctly for 2018 dates […]

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8 Great Ways to Keep Your 2017 Coding On Target

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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Hello, 2017! The year we’ve been talking about for so long is finally here. Try these eight helpful hints to keep your claims clean and on track from the start. 1. Post Major CPT® Updates Front and Center Long-time coders may remember the days when Medicare offered a 90-day grace period to adjust to new […]

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Code General Surgery With CPT® Updates for 2016

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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As coders know, only inpatient coders and clinical documentation specialists are using ICD-10-PCS to collect data, determine payment, and support electronic records for inpatient procedures in the U.S. But that doesn’t mean that outpatient and physician coders aren’t coding general surgery. CPT® has always included general surgery and procedure codes, and CPT® is still used […]

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