Stay Coding Compliant with Medical Audits

Basics of Coding Compliant with Medical Audits A coding audit is a review of a medical office’s coding practices conducted by reviewing patient medical records. Medical record audits target and evaluates procedural and diagnosis code selection as determined by physician documentation for completeness and accuracy. Medical audits cover: assessing the proper use of CPT codes; […]


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Medicare requirements for ambulance transport medical billing

Today various private and public ambulance transport services are operating in a huge number for servicing critical patients at crucial moments. These players are getting reimbursed under Medicare Part B which covers ambulance transport medical billing with certain limitations. Let’s understand Medicare Part B in more details: Medicare Part B Medicare Part B covers emergency […]


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ICD-10 Codes for Myocardial Infarction (Type 1 and Type 2)

Myocardial Infarction has defined six types of MI. The two most commonly encountered are type 1 (primarily due to CAD) and type 2 (primarily due to myocardial supply/demand mismatch). For these two types, MI is defined as myocardial necrosis identified by a rise and/or fall of cardiac biomarkers to or from a level greater than […]


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E/M Time-Based Coding

The physician or other qualified healthcare professional are using CPT codes from the range 99202-99499 which is called Evaluation and management (E/M) codes to represent services offered by physicians. These codes are applicable while evaluating and managing patient health. These (E/M) codes have been around for many years still reporting timed-based services is confusing. So let’s […]


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Newly Added CPT Code for Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

On 19th Jan 2020, the American Medical Association (AMA) added new CPT codes (91302 and 0031A) for Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Janssen is a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine which is 4th vaccine to get unique CPT codes for documentation and billing. The new CPT codes will be effective for use on […]


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