Mythbusters: Dx Will Help You Draw a Bead on CTS Shot Coding

CTS diagnosis a must for some, but not all, payers on 20526. If you’re not familiar with the intricacies of reporting therapeutic injections for carpal tunnel syndrome [...]

Posted on: 26 September 2017 | 2:09 am

Clip and Save: Knowing Drug Amount Helps You Maximize CTS Shot Claims

Remember, not all CTS injections involve the same drug. Be sure to pay careful attention to the drug supply and amount when you’re coding for therapeutic carpal [...]

Posted on: 26 September 2017 | 2:09 am

Reader Question: Choose Osteoporosis Dx Based on Fracture History

Question: The orthopedist performs a level-three evaluation and management (E/M) service for a patient with osteoporosis. Notes indicate that the patient doesn’t have a current pathological fracture, but did have an [...]

Posted on: 26 September 2017 | 2:09 am

Reader Question: Keep These Achilles Coding Tips in Your Hip Pocket

Question: Operative notes indicate that the provider repaired a patient’s Achilles tendon with a graft. I looked in the CPT® book and noticed that there were three Achilles tendon repair codes. [...]

Posted on: 26 September 2017 | 2:09 am

ICD-10: Check for Arthroplasty when You See Certain Dx Codes

Get to know arthritis codes; you’ll use them often for arthroplasties. Have you ever wondered if there is a complete list of diagnosis codes that support medical [...]

Posted on: 26 September 2017 | 2:09 am

You Be the Coder: Put Effusion Confusion to Rest

Question: During the course of a level-four evaluation and management (E/M) service for a new patient, the provider notes “shoulder and hip effusion, right-sided. Also knee effusion.” How many diagnosis codes [...]

Posted on: 26 September 2017 | 2:09 am

FAQ: Get the Total Rundown on Knee Arthroplasties

Total knee replacement takes center stage with these codes. When your orthopedist performs a knee arthroplasty, picking the proper code can leave even the most seasoned coder [...]

Posted on: 26 September 2017 | 2:09 am

Reader Question: Report Cast Application when You Spot Physician Involvement

Question: Our physician recently saw a patient who reported to our practice with complaints of severe pain two days after he had a fall. Our clinician performed a level three evaluation [...]

Posted on: 24 August 2017 | 2:08 am

Reader Question: Use this Guide for Jones Fracture Dx

Question: In the medical documentation, the provider diagnosed the patient with a Jones fracture. What is the appropriate ICD-10 code for this condition? Texas Subscriber [...]

Posted on: 24 August 2017 | 2:08 am

Reader Question: Get Specific with Limb Pain Dx

Question: A patient reports for treatment of limb pain. What steps should I take to arrive at the most accurate diagnosis? Alaska Subscriber Answer: First, you’ll [...]

Posted on: 24 August 2017 | 2:08 am