Category Archives for Billing & Coding Tips

Limit Your CPT® Code Set Updates to January? Here’s Why That’s a Bad Idea

Payers don’t accept eted CPT® codes, so your claims can’t succeed if your medical procedure codes are out of date. But do you know how often you need to update your CPT® code set? It may be often than you think. Here are some pointers to keep in mind to give your claims their best chance at accurate payment.

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Your Quick Guide to ICD-10-CM 2018 Myocardial Infarction Official Guideline Changes

Your myocardial infarction ICD-10-CM 2018 prep isn’t complete until you’ve mastered the changes to the ICD-10 Official Guiines. Separate out which guiines apply to type 1 MIs, and discover how the new focus on types affects your coding of subsequent MIs.

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Cardiology Coding Got You Down? Use These 5 Tips For Success!

We discuss 5 challenges to proper documentation and coding in a cardiology practice. These challenges include human errors, lack of knowledge regarding current coding and documentation standards, working and charting in multiple care environments, and/or not coding to the highest degree of specificity.

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Quick Guide: Billing for Smoking Cessation Counseling 99406 and 99407

How do you bill for sming cessation counseling? Who’s covered? Who can perform the service? What codes should be used? Are there documentation requirements? How much does it reimburse? Billing 99406 and 99407 is simple if you have the all the information.

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