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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What is third-party medical billing?

It turns out that third-party medical billing can be extremely beneficial for medical practices because medical billing can take up a lot of valuable time. Moreover, it is difficult to find and train people to handle billing and coding complexities. Plus, if claims are processed slowly or incorrectly, they can negatively impact your practice’s revenue. […]


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Oncologists should be prepared for E&M service changes in 2021

It is important for all oncologists to be prepared as significant changes to the Evaluation and Management (E&M) codes E/M are into effect from January 1, 2021. Components for code selection were narrowed down to make them more clinically intuitive and to reduce variation among contractors and payers. Elements of MDM affecting coding for an […]


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Newly Added Code for Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization (THD)

Replacing Code 0249T CPT Category III code 0249T, ligation, hemorrhoidal vascular bundle(s), including ultrasound guidance, has been deleted and converted to CPT Category I code 46948, hemorrhoidectomy, internal, by Code for Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization (THD), 2 or more hemorrhoid columns/groups, including ultrasound guidance, with mucopexy, when performed. The new code, CPT 46948, more accurately describes […]


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Clinical Documentation: Great Way to Improve Coding

Medical documentation and coding are bricks and mortar of the medical billing process. In the past 25-30 years, we seen the increased importance of documentation and coding. Compliant clinical documentation and coding are essential to every healthcare setting, no matter the individual responsible for and/or performing the tasks. We need to ensure medical necessity is […]


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Coding for Open Fracture Debridement

Basics of Open Fracture Debridement Debridement is used to remove foreign material or damaged, dead, or contaminated tissue from a surgical field, wound, or injury. Debridement is used to promote healthy healing of damaged skin, tissue, muscle, or bone. The debridement of small amounts of devitalized or granulation tissue during a surgical procedure is typically […]


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Benefits of Medical Coding Audits for Oncology Practice

Accurate medical coding plays an essential role in healthcare information management and overall quality of care. Medical coding audits, both internal and external, ensure that healthcare organizations have the proper policies and procedures in place to achieve quality medical coding. Regular audits can reveal inaccuracy issues, such as outdated codes or even fraudulent billing. These […]


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Received Payer Request for Medical Records? Keep Calm and Take These Steps

If a letter were to arrive at your organization in an innocuous-appearing envelope, you may be afraid to open it. It’s unsettling for a payer to request medical records for claims that have already been paid. It is becoming more and more common for providers to receive what appear to be innocuous medical records requests […]


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Understand Payment Rates and Basics of ASC Billing

An Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) is defined by CMS as a facility with the sole purpose of providing outpatient surgical services to patients. ASC is a facility that, very simply, specializes in outpatient procedures. Procedures done at an ASC are more extensive than those done at the typical provider’s office but are not so involved […]


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General Coding Guidelines for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that involves abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile or porous bones. Without appropriate treatment, osteoporosis can worsen. As bones get weaker and thinner, the potential risk for fractures increases. Documentation is very important and physicians must ensure timely medical documentation to ensure appropriate treatment for these patients. Medical […]


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