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...]
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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.
In order to be eligible for Medicare covered home health services a patient must be considered home bound. But what does that mean? That the patient … [Read more...]
An Overview of Colonoscopy Coding Guidelines Updated 12/19/2019 Screening colonoscopy is a service with first dollar coverage-no co-pay or … [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...]
Years ago, I worked with an Orthopedist who needed hours less sleep than I or the average person needed. While it would be incorrect to say he never … [Read more...]
The history of the present illness should be longer than a tweet and twice as informative. Any twitter users out there? If so, you know that 140 … [Read more...]
“I have a normal exam template that I always use.” All right, I know baseball season is over, and it is hunting season in Vermont, so maybe I … [Read more...]
“My medical assistant populates the past medical, family and social history in every note.” Reading hundreds of medical records each month, I’ve … [Read more...]