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Closed Treatment of Fracture Great Toe – Codes 28490

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New CPT Codes for Cardiac CT, Imaging Appear for 2010

Plus: Say goodbye to two perfusion codes.
If you’ve ever wondered whether Medicare actually pays attention to CPT’s Category III codes, the AMA offers an answer with the release of the new codes included in CPT 2010.
First and foremost, CPT will delete the Category III cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging codes 0144T-0151T and replace them with […]

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Surgical Coding Update: 21930, 21931 & More Debut for CPT 2010

Tumor excision codes get specific. Will surgical oncology practices take a reimbursement hit?
We’re starting to learn what new CPT codes we’ll be using come January 1, 2010. Coding News will keep you posted over the coming weeks, along with analysis from coding experts around the country so that you know what to expect for your practice’s […]

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Does CNS Count as NP for Time-Based Coding?

CNS = NP = PA for CPT, but Check State Law
Question: Does a certified nurse specialist (CNS) count as a nurse practitioner (NP) for reporting 99213 based on time?

Answer: Yes, for CPT purposes, a certified nurse specialist billing under his own provider number counts the same as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. So if […]

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Closed Treatment of Carpometacarpal Other Than Thumb – Codes 26670 – 26675

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Nonphysician Providers and Incident-To: Your Coding Questions Answered

Here’s why you should keep your physicians’ work schedules on file.
Correctly billing your nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) incident-to services means the difference between 85 and 100 percent reimbursement. But if you bill incident-to haphazardly, you’re just waving a red flag at auditors.
And those auditors are jonesin’ to find incident to billing problems. Just check out this […]

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Will a CLIA Waiver Help Our Practice’s Bottom Line?

Question: During a practice meeting last week, the subject of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waivers came up. We are currently not CLIA-waived, and we will discuss it again at next month’s meeting. I was wondering if you could offer any input? Should we apply for a CLIA waiver?
Answer: Whether or not the waiver is […]

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Double Ultrasound Codes Spell Double Trouble With Auditors

Authorities scrutinize medical necessity for 76830 & 76856.
The OIG is watching your ultrasound orders and code combinations — and it doesn’t like what it sees. Take note of these problem spots to keep your claims in the clear.
An OIG audit of ultrasound services billed in 2007 found that nearly one in five ultrasound claims “had characteristics that raise […]

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Closed Treatment of Metacarpophalangeal Dislocation – Code 26700

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