You Be the Coder: E/M Codes Cover Oral Pain Medications

Question: Is there a code that I can use for the administration of Tylenol or Motrin? The only code that I have found for oral medication administration is H0033. [...]

Posted on: 17 November 2016 | 3:11 am

Reader Question: Look Beyond E/M for Nursemaid's Elbow

Question: Which code applies to nursemaid’s elbow treatment? Our pediatrician just marked an E/M code but we think there’s more we can report. Supercoder.com Subscriber [...]

Posted on: 17 November 2016 | 3:11 am

Supplies: Master Your Supply Billing With 4 Quick Tips

Remember: 99070 is not a one-size-fits-all materials code. When it comes to billing for supplies, most pediatric practices take one of three routes: A) Bill [...]

Posted on: 17 November 2016 | 3:11 am

CCI 101: Are You Familiar With the Basics of CCI?

Tip: Be careful when separating bundled services. If you don’t understand what Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits are, how they work, and how they affect [...]

Posted on: 17 November 2016 | 3:11 am

E/M Coding: Check Out These 6 E/M FAQs

Hint: E/M format may not matter to an auditor, as long as the information is there. Your practice probably reports E/M codes more than any [...]

Posted on: 17 November 2016 | 3:11 am

CCI 22.3: Latest CCI Edition Includes Vast Debridement Bundles

Know what to do when the debridement code is in column one. Typically when the calendar turns to the end of the year, the Correct [...]

Posted on: 17 November 2016 | 3:11 am

You Be the Coder: Get the Specifics for Adhesion Release

Question: Our pediatrician released a penile adhesion from a patient that had a circumcision, which was performed by a different doctor. Can I report 54162 (Lysis or excision of [...]

Posted on: 13 October 2016 | 1:10 am

Reader Question: Look Deeper for Laryngitis Code

Question: Which code should we report for laryngitis? Supercoder.com Subscriber Answer: The answer will depend on what type of laryngitis the patient has. You [...]

Posted on: 13 October 2016 | 1:10 am

Reader Question: Look to Z Code As Secondary In This Situation

Question: If the parents meet with the doctor to talk about the child’s condition and the child isn’t present, which ICD-10 code should they report? Would it be Z71.0 [...]

Posted on: 13 October 2016 | 1:10 am

Reader Question: Keep Zika Codes Straight

Question: Is there an ICD-10 code for the Zika virus in the 2017 update? Maryland Subscriber Answer: Yes, there is now a specific diagnosis [...]

Posted on: 13 October 2016 | 1:10 am