How do we bill for placing the skin test for tuberculosis? To bill for placing the purified protein derivative (PPD) skin test for tuberculosis, use … [Read more...]
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Written for coders and medical professionals, Nicoletti Notes is a coding blog designed to keep you up-to-date with coding news and refreshers. Written by CodingIntel founder and coding expert Betsy Nicoletti.
Pessary Insertion CPT® Code & Pessary Cleaning CPT® Code Overview Primary care practices, gynecology and urology practices often prescribe and … [Read more...]
Multiple procedures on the same day. Use this step by step procedure to determine if you should bill for more than one procedure, and if so, if you … [Read more...]
CMS develops and publishes the Physician Fee Schedule in November of each year, as part of the Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule The fee schedule … [Read more...]
Do you sign up for email lists and then wonder why you did it? We all do, don’t we? But, one email I always read is from the Department of Justice … [Read more...]
CMS states it wants to increase pay to primary care physicians. And while we might quarrel with their strategies or with the speed of achieving the … [Read more...]
Advance Care Planning CPT® Codes Overview Primary care practices perform countless tasks every day for which there is no payment. CMS continually … [Read more...]
We’ve all had a lot of fun with the ICD-10-CM external cause codes. But, do we need to use them? The answer to that is no according to the official … [Read more...]
Whether using the original 1995/1997 guidelines or the 2021 new office/outpatient code guidelines for selecting the level of E/M service, the question … [Read more...]
Some days, it appears we compliance and coding folks are like the boy who cried wolf. We see shadows around every corner. We emulate Captain Kirk, … [Read more...]
The current CPT rules for office visits say time may be used to select a code for new or established patients if counseling/coordination of care … [Read more...]
An Overview of Colonoscopy Coding Guidelines A screening colonoscopy should have no patient due amount for an insured patient, but if the … [Read more...]
Years ago, I worked with a physician who was chronically behind in dictating his notes. The charts were crammed into boxes by date, lining the walls … [Read more...]