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Smash 3 Myths to Upgrade Your Mammography Coding and Coverage Knowledge

Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Mammography is a common service, but radiology coders need to learn some not-so-common rules. Take your know-how to the next level by getting to the truth about these myths. Myth 1: Mammography Is for Women Only Medicare’s National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Mammograms states that “diagnostic mammography is a radiologic procedure furnished to a man […]

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Coding Smarts: Be a Diabetic Neuropathy Vocab Champ

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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Roughly 25 percent of people over 65 in the U.S. have diabetes, and about half of people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage. So there’s a good chance you’ll need to know the terms used for diabetic neuropathy ICD-10-CM codes at some point. Be ready with this quick list of medical definitions. Are […]

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Learn the ABCs (and Zs) of IUD Coding

Friday, June 30, 2017

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Intrauterine devices (IUDs) for birth control are fairly common, but somehow the coding for IUD-related services isn’t as clear-cut as it could be. In today’s post, get to know the codes and a common coding hurdle to watch for. Go Through All the Code Sets to Find the Codes CPT® provides these codes for IUD […]

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Welcome Spring With 3 Laceration Coding Scenarios

Monday, April 10, 2017

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The weather is getting warm enough for bare feet, knees, and elbows, and that leaves them more vulnerable to lacerations. Check out these three scenarios to help you choose correct codes for those cuts, powering up your laceration coding skills for spring. Case 1: Don’t Overcode for Bandaging Skinned Knee Suppose an established patient presents […]

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Coding Debridement Using 11042 to +11047? Let’s Do Some Math!

Friday, September 30, 2016

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There’s a theme to the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits going into effect Oct. 1, 2016. Debridement codes, including 11042 to +11047, are getting bundled into surgical code after surgical code. (Check out the changes file for physicians/practitioners here under Related Links, and watch for cases where existing edits swap the columns the codes are […]

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Learn the Ins and Outs of Reporting Facet Joint Syndrome

Tuesday, March 22, 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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